Danville Community College welcomes new interim president

Southside Virginia News

Pictured: Muriel B. Mickles (Photo Courtesy: Danville Community College)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Danville Community College (DDC) welcomes Muriel B. Mickles, Ed.D, to campus as she begins serving as the interim president for the College.

Dr. Mickles comes to Danville from Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) in Lynchburg, where she served as Vice President of Academics, Students, and Workforce Development.

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

She has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been nominated for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, recognized as an Honored Member of Empire’s Who’s Who, received the CVCC Outstanding Employee Award, CVCC Outstanding Administrative Faculty Award, University of Lynchburg J. Edward Petty Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award, and the NAACP Outstanding Citizen of the Community Award.

“Through years of connections with DCC, I already know how wonderful the staff and faculty are. As I look ahead to my time as a fellow Knight at DCC, 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 continued. “Most of all, I am looking forward to working together with the DCC family as we change lives and prepare our students for success!”

Muriel B. Mickles, Ed.D

Dr. Mickles began her interim presidency on Monday, May 17, and will continue to serve while a national search for the next permanent president of DCC is conducted.

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