John Tyler Community College
Public University|Community College
About Our College
In July 2021, the Virginia State Board of Community Colleges changed names for local institutions named after people who owned slaves or advocated racist policies such as school segregation. The board allowed the college to change its name to Brightpoint Community College. Instead of venerating John Tyler, tenth president of the United States and a slaveholder, the new name "celebrates the heart and energy of [the] institution". Additionally, new names for campus buildings and streets, including Bird Hall and Godwin Hall, will also be changed.