President's Message

Welcome to Danville Community College. For more than 50 years, we have been transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve by providing a high-quality, affordable education.  I am grateful and elated to begin this journey with you as your President.  As we enter this new phase of your life, I encourage each of you to embrace a growth mindset. I believe every person on this campus should always be growing and learning. Despite obstacles that may arise, we must always believe in our ability to rise above challenges and come out stronger on the other end.

I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education. We are a thoughtful and caring community of educators who share the common goals of nurturing, exposing, and challenging students through the promotion of high-level learning.  These goals support our mission to provide quality comprehensive higher education and workforce programs and services that promote student success and enhance business and community development.  

Danville Community College is leading the charge in Danville and the surrounding region to provide a skilled workforce for manufacturing and defense industries throughout Virginia in our state-of-the-art welding and precision machining programs. Additionally, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, by providing programming and services to students with disabilities, military veterans, foster care children, GED students, working adults, and high school students.  So find your place to believe and belong at DCC. 

I’m so happy to be here, and if you’re looking for an engaging, enlightening and life-changing experience, I think you’ll be happy here, too. Now is the perfect time to become a DCC Knight, and together we can build a brighter future. Welcome to DCC where we are UKnighted!!!

signature: Jackie
Jacqueline Gill Powell, EdD



Jackie Gill Powell


Connie Wann

Executive Assistant to the President