Lord Fairfax Community College Announces Appointment of New Administrator

For Immediate Release:
September 13, 2006

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

 width=MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) recently announced the appointment of Margaret Bartow, Ed.D. to the position of vice president of learning.

Bartow, a Front Royal resident, joined LFCC as the dean of learning for humanities, social sciences and math in August 2005. From May until August 2006, Bartow served as the interim vice president of learning. After a national search, she was named the vice president of learning in late August.

“During my time at LFCC, I have come to realize that the excellent instruction offered is a hallmark of the institution. I am looking forward to working together with the faculty and staff at the College to make LFCC even stronger academically,” Bartow said.

Bartow’s responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating and expanding the institution’s visibility and outreach efforts to K-12 and four-year institutions, including developing articulation agreements with four-year universities
  • Facilitating changes in all curricula to meet current workplace practices and the requirements of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), four-year institutions and accreditation standards by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Enhancing faculty and staff professional development

Before coming to LFCC, she served as associate dean of academic affairs at Corning Community College in Corning, N.Y. In this role, Bartow also managed a dual enrollment program that involved 40 area high schools. Additionally, she brings to the job 13 years of teaching experience in teacher education, early childhood education and human development at the community college level; six years as a department chair; several years in the university setting; service in state-level higher education agencies; and community college research and planning experience.

Bartow holds a bachelor’s degree in child development from Simmons College, a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a doctorate in higher and adult education from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.