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John Tyler Community College names new president

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Dr. Edward E. “Ted” Raspiller (PHOTO: John Tyler Community College)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Dr. Edward E. “Ted” Raspiller has been named president of John Tyler Community College (JTCC). Raspiller, who will become the college’s seventh president, starts his new job on Aug. 5.

“I’ve known Ted for more than a decade,” said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “He brings to the table the right skills and the right experience to lead John Tyler Community College to the next level.”

Raspiller was most recently president of the Brazos County Campuses at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. He previously directed the Community College Leadership doctoral program at Old Dominion University.

“Words cannot describe how excited I am to become the next president of JTCC,” Raspiller said in a statement. “I am excited to work with JTCC and the entire Virginia Community College System team to build upon the great legacy that will be left behind by Dr. Smith.”

Raspiller takes over for Dr. Marshall W. Smith. Smith is retiring this year after serving as John Tyler Community College president for nearly 23 years.

Raspiller holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.