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Danville Community College names new president

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Dr. Bruce R. Scism will become the fifth president of Danville Community College (DCC) on Aug. 1.

Scism is vice president of academic affairs at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., a position he has held since 2008.

Scism succeeds Dr. B. Carlyle Ramsey, who is retiring after 21 years as the president at DCC.

Scism grew up in North Carolina but was born in Danville. His grandparents lived in the Danville area.

Scism served as interim president at Volunteer State from October 2011 to May 2012. He was chief academic officer at Lee College, a college in Baytown, Texas from 2006-2008, where he directed academic affairs including transfer, technical/vocational programs, and workforce development.

Previously he served as vice president for academic affairs and student services at Triton College in River Grove, Ill., (2002-2006) and as associate vice president –instructional technology at Triton College (2001-2002).

He was coordinator of the Illinois Prairie Higher Education Consortium and the Illinois Prairie Internet Consortium from 1999-2001, and served as director of virtual learning at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill., from 1998-2000.

Scism has a doctorate from the University of Illinois, as well as a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.

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