FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrea J. Burney, APR
Director of Public Relations
Dr. Bruce R. Scism to Become President of Danville Community
Dr. Bruce R. Scism
RICHMOND, VA, May 13, 2013 — Glenn DuBois, chancellor of
Virginia’s Community Colleges announced today that Dr. Bruce R.
Scism will become the 5th president of Danville Community
College (DCC) beginning Aug. 1.
Scism is currently vice president of academic affairs at
Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee, a
position he has held since 2008.
“Along with outstanding credentials and experience, Bruce Scism
has a personal history and knowledge of the Danville area,” said
DuBois. “Danville Community College has a well-earned reputation
for providing the academic and workforce training programs that
allow its community to win 21st century opportunities. I am
convinced that Bruce is the right person to build on that
success and lead the college forward.”
Scism will succeed Dr. B. Carlyle Ramsey, who retires Aug. 1
after 21 years as the president at DCC.
“I’m delighted that Dr. Scism will become Danville’s next
president,” said College Board Chair Elizabeth Spainhour. “I’m
sure he will continue Dr. Ramsey’s legacy in preparing students
to enter the workforce of the 21st century. His ties to this
area will enhance his visibility in the community and allow him
to become the face of DCC.
“The board and I look forward to working with Dr. Scism,
together with the Danville Community College Educational
Foundation and area business and industry, in continuing and
enhancing the college’s high level of success,” she added.
Scism called DCC the “ideal setting,” saying “I am excited to
become the next president there. They have a lot on the ball.
It’s a beautiful campus.” He noted that he was born at the
Danville hospital, and while he grew up in North Carolina, he
had grandparents who spent their lives in the Danville area.
Scism served as interim president at Volunteer State from
October 2011 to May 2012. He was chief academic officer at Lee
College, a comprehensive community college in Baytown, Texas
from 2006-2008, where he directed academic affairs including
transfer, technical/vocational programs, and workforce
Previously he served as vice president for academic affairs and
student services at Triton College in River Grove, Ill.,
(2002-2006) and as associate vice president –instructional
technology at Triton College (2001-2002). He was coordinator of
the Illinois Prairie Higher Education Consortium and the
Illinois Prairie Internet Consortium from 1999-2001, and served
as director of virtual learning at Lake Land College in Mattoon,
Ill., from 1998-2000.
Scism has a doctorate from the University of Illinois, as well
as a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern
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