Welcome to the Office of Institutional Advancement

NVC at Dia de la Familia 2014
Napa Valley College staff at Napa Valley Grapegrowers' Día de la Familia 2014.

The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) provides internal and external communications for Napa Valley College, coordinates campus events and college participation in community events, and publishes college brochures and other marketing materials. Contact the OIA for:

  • Media requests related to Napa Valley College or seeking academic sources to comment on a news topic.
  • Speaker suggestions. NVC faculty and staff are available to speak to your service club or community organization on a variety of topics.   

Contact Us
Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (707) 256-7110 or view the Services & Staff page for more options.


Frequently Asked Questions about Napa Valley College

Q: What is Napa Valley College’s role in our community?
A: Napa Valley College provides an affordable, accessible, local alternative to four year universities and provides training to residents looking for higher-paying or skilled jobs or preparing for a second career close to home.

Q:  What needs exist?
A:  The cost of attending a public university in California has skyrocketed. As a result, more and more students and returning veterans are relying on community colleges for some or all of their education. And more of today’s jobs require advanced technological training. As our economy shifts, our local community college must keep pace.

Additional funds are needed for important technology upgrades to classrooms and training centers to equip students with the skills they need to be competitive for today’s jobs. These upgrades will ensure that our local community college can provide our high school graduates and other local residents with access to high quality, affordable college options. 

Q: How do additional funds help local returning veterans?
A:  Veterans are an increasing percentage of the Napa Valley College student body. Additional funds would allow the College to upgrade and expand veteran support facilities to ensure that the growing number of returning service members receive the support they need as they re-enter the civilian workforce or seek to transfer to a four-year college to earn their degree. 

Q: What are Napa Valley College’s priorities?
A:  To continue to prepare students for careers and/or transfer to four-year universities, Napa Valley College must address the following priorities:

  • Preparing students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities
  • Expanding the campus veteran’s center to assist veterans returning to civilian life
  • Attracting and retaining high-quality faculty
  • Providing career technical education in fields such as welding, machine tool technology, and other trades

Q: How does Napa Valley College plan to address these needs?
A: Together with stakeholders, community members, and the Board of Trustees, the College is developing a fiscally responsible plan that includes tough accountability guarantees to present to the community. However, at this time the College does not have the funds necessary to address these needs.

Q: How can I get more information?
A:  For additional information, contact Lissa Gibbs, Napa Valley College Office of Institutional Advancement, 707-256-7167.

Did You Know?

California Community Colleges represent the largest system of higher education in the nation, comprised of 72 districts and 112 colleges serving 2.89 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education, and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

NVC Mission

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Support for NVC and Its Students

For more information on how to make a tax-deductible donation to Napa Valley College, please visit the following by clicking on the text below:
* NVC Foundation
* District Auxiliary Services Foundation