DANVILLE, Va. – Danville Community College (DCC) President Dr. Bruce R. Scism announced this week his plans to retire in December 2018.
“This was not an easy decision as I have deep affection for this college and community and am appreciative of the opportunities provided to me,” Scism said in an email to the college campus Monday morning.
Scism is the fifth president of DCC. He started August 1, 2013. Since then, he worked with faculty at the college to launch a number of initiatives and programs that lead to a stronger economy and a highly skilled and trained workforce.
“Dr. Scism is a visionary and always seems to be a step ahead of national trends,” said DCC Vice President of Academic and Student Services Dr. Debra Holley.
“He has done a great job moving the college forward, especially in the areas supporting economic development and improving student success. I have truly enjoyed working with him. He will be missed.”
There will be a national search to find the next president of Danville Community College. Scism plans to retire at the end of this current semester, December 2018.