Charlottesville, VA – Ava Pippin has been elected chair of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Board. She is the first Louisa County resident to be selected as the PVCC Board chair in the College’s history. Pippin was appointed to the PVCC Board in 2008 by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, served as vice-chair from 2013-2014 and now succeeds Laila Bare as the Board’s leader. Sean J. Moynihan, representative to the PVCC Board from Albemarle County, was elected vice chair.
Pippin is the executive director of the Louisa Educational Foundation. She is a resident of Mineral and a life member and current treasurer of the Louisa Christian Church. She was a business education teacher at Louisa County High School for 33 years and an adjunct instructor of various business classes at PVCC from 1985 to 2004. She is also the past director and education chair of the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce.
“Ava Pippin is an outstanding leader who is deeply devoted to making our community better through education,” said PVCC President Frank Friedman. “For more than three decades, she has advanced her community through service to education in many capacities,” he stated.
Pippin has a Master's degree in education from George Mason University and a Bachelor's degree in business education from Longwood College. She has a certificate in paralegal studies from the University of Richmond.
The 13-member Piedmont Virginia Community College Board acts in an advisory capacity to the College and forms a connection between PVCC and the communities it serves. College Board representatives are appointed by the governing boards of the jurisdictions in the College’s service region, which includes the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson.