During their June meeting, the Danville Community College board selected its new leaders for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Carlyle Wimbish, a representative from Halifax County, began his term as board chair on July 1.

Telly Tucker, representing the city of Danville, began his term as vice chair that same day.

Wimbish, who joined the college board two years ago, is a retired high school business and education teacher and also served as an alumni director at a North Carolina college, headmaster at a Virginia private school and president of a wholesale grocery firm and a retail paint firm.

He was formerly licensed as a real estate and insurance agent.

Wimbish most recently worked as director of a small business center in the North Carolina Community College System and a business development center/incubator that he developed.

Wimbish serves on numerous other boards, including the Virginia Rural Center, and he formerly served two four-year terms on the Southside Virginia Community College Board and two three-year terms on the Hargrave Military Academy Board of Trustees.

Tucker, who serves as director of Danville’s Office of Economic Development, joined the DCC board in 2015.

Wimbish and Tucker both said they are excited to work with DCC’s sixth president, Dr. Jacqueline Gill Powell.

“I’m looking forward to helping Dr. Gill Powell accomplish her goals as DCC’s new president and helping grow student enrollment in the region,” Tucker explained.

The DCC board is comprised of nine members, with three individuals representing each of the college’s service region areas, respectively: Sheila Baynes, Dr. Frank T. Grogan III and Tucker represent the city of Danville, Barbara Brown, Ann Cassada and John Mead represent Pittsylvania County, and Kathryn Roberts and Carlyle Wimbish represent Halifax County.

The remaining vacancy representing Halifax County will be determined by the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.