Shaeffer Receives Presidential Medallion


The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted many plans at Virginia’s Community Colleges over the past couple of years, including ceremonial inaugurations for new college presidents. One of the presidents affected was Eastern Shore Community College President Dr. Jim Shaeffer.

Shaeffer assumed the role of President at ESCC on July 1, 2019 and a March 2020 ceremony was in the works. The event was promptly cancelled as the world reacted to the unknowns of the pandemic.

Dr. Shaeffer and Interim VCCS Chancellor Dr. Sharon Morrissey.

More modest, but nonetheless heartfelt ceremonies were conducted at the VCCS System Office February 15 for Dr. Shaeffer, along with Dr. Adam Hutchison, Virginia Highlands Community College; and Dr. Jerry Wallace, Danville Community College.

The medallions were presented by Interim Chancellor Dr. Sharon Morrissey during a meeting of the Advisory Council of Presidents, and are to be worn as part of academic regalia during college events.