For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2009
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. recently announced the appointment of two new Board members. Karen Bucher will serve a one-year term, and Jim Cobb will serve a three-year term.
Bucher, a Stephens City resident, works at LFCC as the director of enrollment management/registrar. In this position, she oversees the College’s Financial Aid Office, the Admissions and Records Office and the Testing Center. She is also responsible for the implementation of an enrollment management plan, which focuses on increased student recruitment and retention. Bucher began working at LFCC in 2004 as the coordinator of financial aid programs. Bucher holds an associate degree in education and human services from LFCC, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Shenandoah University and a master’s degree in human services counseling from Liberty University. In addition, Bucher is currently working on her doctorate in community college leadership through Old Dominion University.
“My role at LFCC is very diverse: donor, alum and employee. My role in the Financial Aid Office, however, has given me new insight into how much of an impact the LFCC Educational Foundation has on the College and its students. I am looking forward to working on the Foundation Board to further expand my role with LFCC and encourage our community to give to LFCC. Investing in our students is a wonderful gift,” Bucher said.
Cobb, a Front Royal resident, recently retired after 38 years as an educator in Warren County. During his career, Cobb taught math, served as a guidance director and worked as a supervisor of testing. He graduated from Clarke County High School and went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in history from Bridgewater College and master’s degree in counseling from James Madison University.
“For 12 years, I was director of guidance at Warren County High [School]. I saw how LFCC and its scholarships helped many students. LFCC’s Foundation is a great cause, and I wanted to get involved,” Cobb said.
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.