Danville Community College has hired Jacqueline M. Gill as its next president.

Gill, who has worked in higher education for more than 20 years, succeeds Bruce Scism, the college’s fifth president, who retired at the end of 2018 after serving in that role for five years. Betty Jo Foster has served as the college’s interim president since January.

She will begin serving as president at the beginning of July, according to a news release from DCC. Gill, currently of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was chosen from among 80 applicants.

Gill began her career as the director of continuing education for the NE Campus of Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas. In 2010, she became the college’s vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education.

Gill moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in 2016 where she became the president of Metropolitan Community College. Before working in higher education, she worked for seven years as a social worker in the greater Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area, including two years of recruiting candidates from underserved populations into health care career fields for the Dallas Fort Worth Area Health Education Center in Irving, Texas.

Gill earned a doctorate, master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, and a separate master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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John Crane reports for the Danville Register & Bee. Contact him at jcrane@registerbee.com or (434) 791-7987.

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