DSLCC Educational Foundation

Board of Directors

The Educational Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the counties and cities of the College’s service area — Alleghany, Bath, northern Botetourt, and Rockbridge Counties, the cities of Buena Vista, Covington and Lexington, and the Town of Clifton Forge. Their foresight and support in promoting and providing educational opportunities for our citizens demonstrates a commitment to these communities and to the Foundation's goal to Build Futures … Build Lives … Build Hope.

Board Officers

President: Ward Robens

Buena Vista

Retired Businessman & Educator

Second Vice President, Ward Robens
   

Past President: Richard Crowder

Alleghany County

Consultant, R & E Associates

President, CLEAR, Inc.

   

1st Vice President: Donna Vaughn

Eagle Rock

Retired Educator

Donna Vaughn
   

2nd Vice President: Elaine Nelson

Lexington

Certified Financial Planner,
Scott & Stringfellow

Elaine Nelson
   

Secretary: Helen Jean Fitzgerald

Covington

Retired Educator

Helen Jean Fitzgerald
   

Treasurer:  David M. Newkirk

Alleghany County

Retired Vice President/Operations and Mill Manager of Covington Mill, MWV

Treasurer, David Newkirk
   

Gretel Anderson:

Clifton Forge

Retired Educator

Gretel Anderson
   

James Ballou

Clifton Forge

Physician with Jackson River Internists

Dr. James Ballou
   

Donna Beirne

Clifton Forge

Educator, Alleghany Highlands
School System

Donna Beirne
   

Kathy Bryant

Clifton Forge

Branch Manager,
Highlands Community Bank

Kathy Bryant
   

Nancy Caperton

Covington

Community Volunteer

Nancy Caperton
   

Michelle Crook

Buchanan

CFO, Bank of Botetourt

Michelle Crook
   

Karin R. Ellis

Bath County

Retired Business Woman

Karin Ellis
   

Harrison Fridley

Lexington

Retired Pharmacist & Businessman

Harrison Fridley
   

Mark George

Alleghany County/Covington

Retired Vice President,
Strategic Initiatives, MWV

Mark George
   

Teenie Kegley

Alleghany County/Covington

Co-Owner,
B. A. Rupert Real Estate, Inc.

Teenie Kegley
   

Helen Kostel

Alleghany County

Community Volunteer

Helen Kostel
   

Ray Lipes

Alleghany County

Retired Manager Lumos Networks

 
   

David Minter - Director Emeritus

Alleghany County

Retired Insurance Executive

David Minter
   

Matt Paxton

Rockbridge County

Owner, The News-Gazette

Matt Paxton
   

Virginia Nowlin

Hot Springs

Retired Educator

   

H. C. Rhodes

Alleghany County/Covington

President & CEO
Highlands Community Bank

   

John Stone

Covington

Owner, John H. Stone Nationwide Insurance

John Stone
   

William Wilson

Alleghany County/Covington

Senior Law Partner, Wilson, Updike & Nicely

Bill Wilson
   
Educational Foundation Staff

Rachael Thompson

Executive Director

540-863-2837

rthompson@dslcc.edu

   

Jodi Burgess

Administrative Assistant

540-863-2835

jburgess@dslcc.edu