Dr. Van C. Wilson joined Brightpoint Community College in February 2023, as its interim president.

Dr. Wilson has almost 40 years of experience in post-secondary education. Before coming to Brightpoint, he was the interim senior vice chancellor for academic and workforce programs at the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), serving as the chief academic and workforce development administrator for the 23 community colleges across the Commonwealth. Prior that, Dr. Wilson served as the associate vice chancellor for student experience and strategic initiatives; as the associate vice president for student learning and success for the North Carolina Community College System; and as the vice president for student services at Forsyth County Community College. He also held leadership positions at Winston-Salem State University and Western Carolina University.  

Dr. Wilson currently serves on the Virginia African American Advisory Board, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Advisory Council, Virginia Higher Education Substance Use Advisory Committee, and Great Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP) Board of Directors.

Dr. Wilson and his wife Anne, a corporate marketing executive, enjoy reading, running, hiking, and international travel. 

Contact the Office of the President

Kara Armstrong, Administrative Assistant to the President