Jacqueline Gill Will Be the First African American President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Jacqueline M. Gill has been named president of Danville Community College in Virginia. She will be the first African American and the first woman to hold the position on a non-interim basis. The community college enrolls over 3,100 students, 28 percent of whom are African Americans. Dr. Gill will assume her new duties in July.

Currently, Dr. Gill serves as president of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, she served as director of continuing education for the Northeast Campus and later as vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

Before working in higher education, Dr. Gill worked for seven years as a social worker in the greater Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area, including two years of recruiting candidates from underserved populations into health care career fields for the Dallas Fort Worth Area Health Education Center in Irving, Texas.

“Along with her energy and passion for the community college mission, Dr. Gill brings with her a tremendous background in workforce development,” said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “I’m impressed with her experience working in multiple states. The Danville region is experiencing a renaissance and I’m excited to see what role the college can play in that with her as its president.”

Dr. Gill is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she majored in sociology. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree in education and an educational doctorate in supervision, curriculum, and instruction in higher education both from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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