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Dr. Dean Sprinkle tapped for Wytheville Community College presidency


RICHMONDDr. Dean E. Sprinkle, of Statesville, North Carolina, will become the next president at Wytheville Community College, announced Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Sprinkle will begin his new post July 1, replacing retiring president Charlie White.

“Dr Sprinkle will be a tremendous fit for Wytheville Community College,” DuBois said in making the appointment. “He has built an impressive career of academic leadership and I’m looking forward to seeing the next chapter of that unfold here in Virginia.”

Sprinkle is currently senior vice president of instruction at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC, a position he has held since 2010. Previously, he was vice president of instruction and student services at Wilkes from 2005-2010 and served as dean of student services 2003-2005 and institutional effectiveness officer 1997-2003.

“I’m very excited to be joining the team at Wytheville Community College,” said Sprinkle, who will be trading one “WCC” for another. “My wife and I are very much looking forward to becoming part of the Wytheville college community. I look forward to forging a good partnership to move the college forward.”

“Dr. Sprinkle will be a great fit,” said Mava Vass, who chairs the Wytheville community college board. “He understands this community. We were very, very pleased with the process and had excellent candidates,” she said.

Sprinkle first joined Wilkes Community College as a counselor in 1992, after having served as staff psychologist for Tri-County Mental Health of Statesville and for Wake County Mental Health in Raleigh.

He holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a master’s in clinical psychology from Western Carolina University, a bachelor’s from North Carolina State University and an associate degree from Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC.


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