April 2, 2021
Asst. Vice Chancellor for
(RICHMOND) – Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced several leadership changes today affecting the implementation of the new statewide, six-year strategic plan, Opportunity 2027, along with Danville Community College (DCC) and Paul D. Camp Community College (Camp).
Dr. Jackie Gill, currently the president of DCC, will conclude that position at the end of the current semester to become a special assistant to the chancellor, joining the team leading the statewide transition into the new plan.
“I’m grateful for Jackie’s contributions as Danville Community College’s president, and I look forward to her work in helping us transition into this bold, new equity-focused strategic plan,” said DuBois.
Dr. Muriel Mickles will assume the presidency of Danville Community College on an interim basis beginning in May. Currently, Mickles serves as the vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Central Virginia Community College.
“Muriel Mickles is a VCCS success story, and one that we’re very proud of,” said DuBois. “She is a graduate of CVCC. She returned there to pay forward the opportunity she received and has since built a wonderful career at the college.”
Beginning in 1984, Mickles worked at CVCC as a professional counselor for 22 years. She became the college’s dean of Humanities and Social Science in 2007 and rose to her current role in 2015.
Mickles will lead DCC as a national search is conducted for the college’s next permanent president. That process typically takes six to eight months to complete and is expected to begin early this summer.
DuBois further announced that Dr. Corey McCray will serve as the interim president at Paul D. Camp Community College, effective at the beginning of April. Camp’s former president left last month to pursue an opportunity in Texas.
“Corey is a rising community college star, and this interim appointment offers him the chance to build onto an already impressive resume,” said DuBois. “Corey’s experience in workforce development services is a good match for the priorities Camp is now pursuing, allowing the college to keep moving forward while we seek its next president.”
Prior to the interim appointment, McCray was working as the associate vice chancellor for Programs at the VCCS System Office. He spent five years before that serving as the executive vice president and vice president for Workforce at Tidewater Community College.
McCray’s interim presidency will coincide with a national search for Camp’s next president which is expected to be on a schedule similar to that of the DCC search.
About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 250,000 students each year. For more information, please visit www.vccs.edu.