Virginia's Community Colleges System, which is comprised of 23 community colleges and a central administrative office, added the Shared Services Center in 2016 to process common administrative transactions.
The Shared Services Center allows the VCCS to:
- Develop a streamlined approach to more efficiently handle day-to-day transaction-based functions that all 23 Colleges and System Office must undertake in order to operate.
- Save money by providing greater efficiency and reducing manual efforts.
- Leverage technology not only for efficiency but also for the accuracy of work.
- Provide all our institutions access to consistent, quality services and expertise, regardless of their size.
All of this allows us to better focus our resources on our students – helping them start their educational journeys, persist, and succeed. Data Analysis and Project Management, reporting to the Director's office, are also strong parts of our organization.
Daleville, Virginia was chosen as a central location for all 23 colleges in the VCCS System.
Shared Services: Doing More Together
Innovation allows an organization to make the most of every dollar spent. At Virginia's Community Colleges System, our compelling mission, our ambitious strategic plan and our fiscal realities challenge us to ensure that community college resources are maximized for the priority of student success and credential completion.
Virginia's Community Colleges System Shared Services Center is an innovation strategy to advance that priority, reduce the administrative burden on individual colleges, consolidate transaction-based functions, create economies of scale and improve backroom process efficiency.