Director of Education and Workforce Development
Elizabeth Creamer serves as Director of Education and Workforce Development. Prior to her appointment, Elizabeth Creamer served as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career Pathways and Workforce Development Programs, Virginia Community College System (VCCS). At the VCCS, Elizabeth led a team charged with statewide leadership and administration of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs, Postsecondary Perkins, Career Coaches for high school students and adults, Apprenticeship Related Instruction (ARI), non-credit and customized training, Career Readiness Certificate, and Middle College, a bridge program into postsecondary education and employment targeted to adults without high school credentials.
During her tenure at the VCCS, Elizabeth helped launch the Commonwealth's career pathways system which has provided training, technical assistance, and grant support to regional partnerships of WIBs, community colleges and employers to launch education and employment "pipelines" into advanced manufacturing, energy, and health sciences. Elizabeth has also previously served as a Director of Career Pathways and Dual-Enrollment at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton and as an Academic Program Coordinator at Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin and Suffolk. She has led a National Science Foundation project: Creating Pathways for the New IT Professional, and has served as a board member for the National Career Pathways Network. A non-traditional college student who earned her baccalaureate degree as a working mother of three children, Elizabeth holds a B.A. from Christopher Newport University and a M.A. from Old Dominion University.