Muriel B. Mickles is the New Leader of Danville Community College in Virginia

Muriel B. Mickles has been appointed to serve as interim president of Danville Community College in Virginia, while a search is conducted for a permanent president. Dr. Mickles had been serving as vice president of academics, students, and workforce development at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg.

Danville Community College enrolls slightly more than 2,800 students according to the most recent data furnished by the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 28 percent of the student body.

“I have three major goals in mind: first, pave the way for a new president; second, reopen the college while keeping everyone safe and engaged; and third, working together with the DCC family, continue to move the college forward. I am truly appreciative of this opportunity to serve DCC,” Dr. Mickles said. “Most of all, I am looking forward to working together with the DCC family as we change lives and prepare our students for success!”

Dr. Mickles earned an associate degree in education from Central Virginia Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in agency counseling from the University of Lynchburg and a doctorate of education in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia.

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