Robin Sullenberger of Highland County, the Chair of the State Board for Virginia's Community Colleges, will serve as guest speaker for Dabney S. Lancaster Community College's 52nd Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 10. The ceremony begins at 7:00 pm in the Convocation Center on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus.
Sullenberger retired in 2013 as CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development and marketing organization. He served five terms on the Highland County Board of Supervisors, retiring from that role in 2011. In 2013, he was featured in Virginia Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Virginians, and the Virginia Economic Developers Association designated him a Cardinal, its most distinguished status.
Sullenberger is a graduate of Virginia Tech in Marketing and began his career as a teacher and coach in Bath County. He later spent 10 years with Dominion Resources in various management positions, leaving in 1990 as Director of Real Estate.
He is a gubernatorial appointee to the State Board for Community Colleges, now serving his second term and currently Chair of the board. Ongoing board service includes the Council for Rural Virginia, Shenandoah Valley Partnership and Shenandoah Valley Workforce Board. His advocacy for expanded relationships between economic and workforce development is well known, and he has been a featured speaker several times in recent years.
Sullenberger lives on a cattle ranch in Highland and is an avid fly fisherman and bird hunter. He has two children and one grandson with a granddaughter due this summer.
The DSLCC commencement exercises are open to the public. For more information about the event, please check the DSLCC web page at www.dslcc.edu/commencement.