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Sheila Baynes

 

City of Danville Appoints Sheila Baynes to DCC Board

 

(July 6, 2017)  – Danville Community College (DCC) announced this week its first of two new college board members to be named this summer.
 
Sheila Baynes was appointed by the City of Danville to serve a four-year term, which began on July 1.
 
“I am grateful for the trust exhibited by Danville City Council in my ability to represent the citizens of our community and our region on the board,” Baynes said. “Education is critical to the economic success of our region and DCC is a bridge to workforce training and the opportunity to save money for those seeking to continue their education.”
 
Baynes will take the seat of Carrie Ashe, who completed her term last month.
 
“Filling the shoes of Carrie Ashe will not be easy, but I will do my utmost to continue her efforts in diversity and opportunity for all.”
 
Baynes has worked for Williams, Luck, and Williams for 27 years and is a graduate of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Southside XXII program. In addition to being a Middle Border Forward fellow, she serves on the Goodwill Board of Directors. Baynes was also recently appointed to the Haven of the Dan River Region Board of Directors.
 
Baynes is no stranger to DCC’s impact on the lives of students in Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County.
 
“My granddaughter received her associate’s degree from DCC and also participated in the college’s dual enrollment program while attending George Washington High School and Governor’s School,” Baynes said. “I am excited to play a role in the continued success of our community college system and in the opportunities DCC will offer for a better tomorrow.”
 
A representative selected by the Halifax County Board of Supervisors will also be joining the DCC board this year to replace Valdivia Hall, who also recently completed her appointed term.
 
For more information about Danville Community College, visit www.danville.edu or call 434-797-2222.

 

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