Jerry Wallace. Courtesy of VCCS.

A Nebraska community college administrator has been named as president of Danville Community College.

Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced today that he has hired Dr. Jerry Wallace to become the next president of Danville Community College . Wallace’s hiring concludes a national search that attracted 63 candidates. One of the other three finalists was the school’s current interim president, Muriel Mickles.

DuBois praised Wallace’s “impeccable workforce development credentials and experience.”

Currently, Wallace is the campus president of the Hastings Campus of Nebraska Central Community College, where he has worked since 2019. Prior to that, he was dean of Workforce, Technical and Community Education from 2017 to 2019 at New River Community and Technical College in Beckley, West Virginia.

Wallace’s previous experience also includes serving as associate dean of Continuing Education, resident life director and enrollment services representative at colleges in Odessa, Texas, Montgomery, West Virginia and Muskegon, Michigan. He began his education career in K-12 schools in Michigan. Wallace earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University; a master’s degree from Western Michigan University; an MBA from Maryville University; and doctorate from St. Thomas University.

Wallace becomes Danville Community College’s seventh president when he begins the job in July.