About The Interim President


Betty Jo Foster, Ed.D.


Dr. Betty Jo Foster became the Interim President at Danville Community College on January 2, 2019.

She is no stranger to DCC.  She began her career at DCC in 1971 as an Instructor and taught in the Office Systems Technology program for 19 years.  She then became the Director of the Center for Business, Industry, and Government and later served as Director of Continuing Education, and Vice President of Academic and Student Services.  During her tenure at DCC, she also served as the Interim President of Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

After her retirement from DCC in 2006, Dr. continued to work for DCC as an adjunct professor.  She served as the Interim President/CEO of the Danville/Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce in 2017/2018.

Dr. Foster received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Radford University, her Master of Science degree in Vocational Technical Education from Virginia Tech, and her doctorate degree in Educational Administration from NOVA University.  In addition, she graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Institute for the Management of Lifelong Learning) and is certified as an Achieve Global Trainer and a Customer Service Trainer. Over the years, she has conducted numerous seminars and workshops for business/industry.

 Foster has taken a leadership role in numerous professional organizations including Board of Directors for Smart Beginnings, Past Chair of Board of Directors of Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Past Chair of Danville Regional Medical Center Board of Directors and Riverview Rotary.  She was also a member of the Danville Regional Foundation Board of Directors and a charter member of Leadership Pittsylvania County.

Dr. Foster lives in Ringgold, Virginia, on the family farm.  She has been married for 50 years to David Foster.  She has two children:  Brian Foster who works at Foster Insurance Agency and Tracey Foster Ewing, who is the physical therapist for Danville City Schools.  She has two grandchildren, Anna Ewing (17 years old) and Luke Ewing (12 years old).  She continues to be actively involved in her community and at Ringgold Baptist Church.


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