Jerry Wallace was chosen from a field of 63 applicants to become the next president of Danville Community College in Virginia. He will take office in July.
Danville Community College enrolls just over 2,400 students, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 28 percent of the student body.
“I’m very excited to join the Danville community and to lead DCC with a focus on student success and economic development-driven workforce development,” said Dr. Wallace. “I look forward to working with the college’s faculty and staff as we find ways to continually improve how we serve our students and broader communities.”
Dr. Wallace has been serving as president of the Hastings Campus of Nebraska Central Community College, where he has worked since 2019. Prior to that, he was dean of workforce, technical and community education from 2017 to 2019 at New River Community and Technical College in Beckley, West Virginia.
Dr. Wallace earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He holds a master’s degree from Western Michigan University, an MBA from Maryville University in St. Louis, and a doctorate from St. Thomas University.