Governor-Elect Ralph Northam’s Transition Team has asked UVa-Wise Chancellor Donna P. Henry and Shannon Blevins, associate vice chancellor for economic development and engagement, to serve on policy workgroups focusing on higher education and workforce development.

Henry will be part of a policy workgroup regarding issues related to higher education. The Policy Council on Higher Education is comprised of stakeholders from across Virginia who will offer various insights and perspectives on significant issues related to higher education. The group will discuss the issues facing higher education and will make recommendations on how to address challenges. The recommendations will be included in a report that will be given to Northam and his incoming cabinet.

Blevins will co-chair the Policy Council on Workforce Development. The group will meet to discuss issues related to workforce issues and will also produce a report for Northam and the incoming cabinet.