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VA Higher Education Together Campaign

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the Virginia Secretary of Education’s Office and the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) teamed up with 44 of Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities to create a message of solidarity for Virginia high school and college students and their families. The statewide #VAHigherEducationTogether campaign launched today to express support and hope to those who are anxious about the status of higher education during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

The first phase of the campaign features a video collage of college and university presidents holding signs with an overarching message: “To our current and future students: These days aren’t easy. But our hearts are with you, and we send you these messages of support. We know we’ll be back together again. We know we’ll be stronger than ever. Be safe. Be informed. Be well. Sincerely, Virginia’s College and University Presidents.”

“We are excited to partner with SCHEV and 44 of Virginia’s phenomenal institutions of higher education to remind Virginia students and their families that we are here for them during this difficult time,” said Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni. “We are listening, and we will continue working around the clock to provide students the support they need to secure the degree or credential they need to pursue their goals.”

The campaign will continue in the coming months with additional messages for current and future college students.