Anne Kress

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Anne M. Kress

President, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Quick Facts

Annandale, Virginia
53,091 Students

Anne M. Kress is the sixth president of Northern Virginia Community College, a role she began in January 2020. She has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, having served as a tenured faculty member in English, department chair, associate vice president, provost, and president at community colleges in Florida, New York, and now, Virginia. She is excited to have joined NOVA and looks forward to working with partners across the region to continue Northern Virginia’s economic growth and impact. At NOVA, Kress will focus on the role the college plays in providing meaningful access to educational and economic opportunity; connecting students to transformational, high quality programs; ensuring equity in student outcomes; building innovative industry and community partnerships; and increasing philanthropic support of student success.