Meet the Student Success Team

David LermanDavid Lerman

Senior Director,  Student Success and Support

dlerman@pvcc.edu | 434.961.5430

David enjoys working with students to help them reach their full potential through personal growth, development and the accomplishment of acquiring an excellent education. He has run the PVCC community garden since 2007 and enjoys talking about books, hiking, plants, and cooking. Once upon a time he dropped out of college to sell used cars during a recession - so he's very passionate about you staying in school!


Debbie Ashby

Debbie Ashby

Student Success Advisor

dashby@pvcc.edu | 434.961.5360

Debbie has worked as a counselor in many different capacities from the West Coast to the East Coast, from high school to higher education. She is passionate about helping students find their goals and explore options to achieve them. Debbie is in her tenth year working at PVCC, including time as a Career Coach in Charlottesville High School. Being a first-generation student raised by a single mother with limited income, Debbie is in touch with many of the issues students face at PVCC. She loves helping others! Outside of work, Debbie is active in the community, enjoys local adventures and spends much of her time exercising, reading and playing with her dog, Boomer.


Tina Rowe

Tina Rowe

PVCC Work Study Intern

cr8229@email.vccs.edu

Tina is a Work Study intern who enjoys helping students succeed by connecting them with our advisors. She grew up in Crozet and Charlottesville and just graduated from Monticello High School. She's interested in psychology and music, and after her time at PVCC, she plans to transfer to a four-year school. When she's not working in the office or at her restaurant job, she loves to sing and play guitar, roller skate, watch TV, and read!


Morgan Hughes

Morgan Hughes

PVCC Work Study Intern

mh25711@email.vccs.edu

Morgan is a student work-study hire. He enjoys meeting new people and hopes to help students where possible. Outside of work he enjoys reading and writing, as well as skateboarding, cycling and seeing live music.


Basil Khan

Basil Khan

UVA Graduate Intern

bkhan@pvcc.edu

Basil Khan is an intern at the Student Success Office for the 2023-2024 academic year. He is a master's student of Higher Education at UVa. Prior to UVa, Basil was at Denison University where he studied Psychology & Music in a liberal arts curriculum. He is of the belief that education builds character, and that it is who we are that determines what we do (a message he has adapted from Fred Rogers). Basil is finding his time at PVCC to be very meaningful. Being a graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia and having been exposed to diverse collegiate environments, he finds himself impressed by the PVCC staff and student body. He is always willing to lend a hand in any capacity. When you talk with him, you'll find that he is a good listener and takes interest in students' lives.