Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018


The New Year will mark the return of a familiar face Danville Community College.

Betty Jo Foster will assume duties as interim president while the VCCS conducts a national search to find a permanent replacement for Dr. Bruce Scism, who is retiring after five years at the helm of DCC.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to call on Betty Jo for this important service,” said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “She has earned a reputation as an outstanding leader in both higher education and in the business community, and is strongly-positioned to keep the college focused on our students as we move forward.”

Foster is well-known throughout the Danville region having worked at DCC for 36 years before retiring as the college’s academic vice president in 2004. She has also served stints as the interim president of Central Virginia Community College, in Lynchburg, and as the interim president and CEO of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.

“I consider this opportunity to be both an honor and a privilege. It’s like coming home,” said Foster. “So much of my professional life has occurred on the campus of DCC. I appreciate the chance to return there once again and work with the faculty, staff, and students that make it such a special place. I believe the college is in a strong position and will attract terrific candidates in the next presidential search.”

Read the VCCS news release about Foster’s new position here.'

Jim Babb

Jim Babb works for Virginia's Community Colleges in the Office of Strategic Communications.

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