Virginia College in Shreveport-Bossier City is pleased to welcome its new campus president, Shannon Warren.
With more than 11 years of teaching experience among students representing diverse ages, backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities, as well as 17 years of professional business experience at the corporate level of higher education, Warren brings a wealth of experience to the position.
No stranger to the career and trade school industry, Warren has managed countless career college programs, including: Business Management, Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor, Commercial Driver’s License-Class A, Criminal Justice, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Assisting, Paralegal, Phlebotomy and Surgical Technology—many of the same programs she will manage as Virginia College in Shreveport’s campus president.
“Virginia College takes pride in the characteristically high caliber of dedicated staff and students that make our school what it is,” says Sam Lynn, Regional Vice President of Operations for Education Corporation of America (ECA), parent company of Virginia College. “Shannon aligns perfectly with this exceptional standard. We are pleased to welcome her to our team and eagerly anticipate her leadership as we pursue an increasingly bright future for this campus and our students.”
As an accomplished and results-driven professional, Warren promises to be a well-qualified addition to campus leadership, as she seeks to bolster campus growth, student success and satisfaction and employee development. She is experienced in employee training in areas of safety and risk management, organizational communication, leadership and development, building human capital, recruitment and retention and student advisement. In addition, she boasts a thorough knowledge of the career education environment, including federal, state and local regulations across the market.
Since coming on board with Virginia College and ECA in February, Warren has been selected to participate in the organization’s Leaders’ Executive Action Plan (LEAP).
“I am greatly honored to have an opportunity to lead and contribute to the mounting successes of Virginia College and its students,” says Warren. “Even in the short weeks since I began working with this team, I have become deeply invested in the goals of our students and the continued growth of our campus.”
Warren holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master of Arts from Grambling State University. She has served as an instructor and Council of Occupational Education self-study coordinator and editor for Career Technical College in Monroe, La.; the director of education for Career Technical College in Shreveport, La.; the campus director for Lamson College in Tempe, Ariz.; and the campus director for the McCann School of Business and Technology in Shreveport, La.
Under her leadership, the McCann School of Business and Technology routinely improved annual campus contributions, experienced a 90 percent or higher Student Satisfaction Survey Score in 2016, saw a 72 percent overall campus retention in 2014 and was awarded the President’s Cup Award for teamwork and campus progress in 2012. While serving at Lamson College, Warren secured the Most Improved Financial Aid Department Award in 2010, the “Upwardly Mobile” Achievement in 2010 and the Best Student Job Placement Percentage Award for the Western region in 2009. Additionally, she facilitated an increase in student retention while decreasing the student loan default rate to meet federal standards for Lamson’s campus. In each of her positions, she has championed the needs of students while ensuring the success of her campus and organization.
Warren is a member of the Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools, a recipient of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce 2012 Top 40 Under 40 Young Business Professional Award and a graduate of the 2009 Delta Career Education Corporation Inaugural Leadership Institute Class. She was selected as a 2016 Outstanding Board Member by David Raines Community Health Centers and a 2014 Top Woman in Business by City Life Magazine.