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Gloucester Point resident appointed to RCC board

Gloucester Point resident James C. Phillips has been appointed by the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors as the county's representative to the Rappahannock Community College Board.

Phillps was appointed to a four-year term. Phillips expanded educational opportunities for non-traditional students through his work at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, said a Gloucester County spokeswoman.

He also helped in the establishment of the community college system while working for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Later, he was on the faculty and an administrator at Old Dominion University, where he helped establish Teletchnet, a program from where residents anywhere in Virginia could earn a four-year degree from ODU without being on campus.

Phillips' mother taughter for many years in Gloucester schools. To contact Phillips with ideas, concerns, or comments about Rappahannock Community College, or if you have ideas about what he and other board members should focus on, call him at 804-642-4614, or via email at

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