Dr. John A. Downey, President of Blue Ridge Community College, recently served as the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services since April, 2005. John has also worked in both the student services and academic divisions at BRCC since 1992. Prior to that, he worked in the Admissions and Student Activities offices at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Dr. Downey received his Bachelor of Arts degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. He completed his doctoral program in Higher Education Administration at the University of Virginia where he was awarded the Annette Gibbs Research Publication Award.