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Dr. L. Marshall Washington became the third president of New River Community and Technical College on March 25, 2013. He previously served as vice president of the Lancaster Campus at Harrisburg Area Community College, Pennsylvania. Prior to that position, Washington served as Vice President of Student Services at Kellogg Community College in Michigan.

Washington received his doctorate in educational studies/specialization in educational leadership and higher education from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska; a master's degree in education from Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, and a bachelor's in elementary education from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio.

He is a 2012 graduate of the Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership. He graduated from the Executive Leadership Institute of the League for Innovation in the Community College in 2009 and from the Future Leaders Institute-Advanced of the American Association for Community Colleges in 2008. He received the TRIO Achiever Award from the Mid-American Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel in 2009.

Washington and his wife, Tonja, have three children: a daughter Lauren, and sons Ethan and Jordan.


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Welcome to the Office of the President of New River Community and Technical College, L. Marshall Washington Ph.D. Here you may access past speeches, photos, or request a meeting.

"I am an agent for change who creates order out of chaos by inspiring and motivating others to reach their full potential. I challenge myself and my colleagues to take risks, to embrace unconventional approaches and solutions, and to examine closely actions, thinking and perceptions. I demonstrate my respect for others by being honest and seeking truth. My relationships with family, friends and colleagues are essential to enjoyment of my life and work. My centered relationship with God equips me to do and be my best"

- Personal Mission Statement of L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D.

Speeches & Commentaries

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9/21/13 - Dr. Washington's Inaugural Speech


Dr. Washington on WOAY's Forum


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2013-14 Goal and Objectives
New River Community and Technical College
L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D., President
July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014

Goal 1: Understand the College and the West Virginia Community College and Technical system
Goal 2: Teaching and Learning Excellence
Goal 3: Organizational and Operational Excellence
Goal 4: College Advancement and Advocacy

Strategic/Operational Plan 2011-2016 Updated for FY 2014

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Official Presidential Portrait (click the thumbnail for full resolution version)


Dr. Washington official portrait

Dr. Washington with students

Dr. Washington with interacting with students

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Dr Washington Shaking hands







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