DSLCC Educational Foundation

Board of Directors

The Educational Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, composed 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. 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.

Educational Foundation Staff

Rachael G. Thompson

Executive Director

540-863-2837

rthompson@dslcc.edu

 

Jodi Burgess

Administrative Assistant

540-863-2835

jburgess@dslcc.edu

Board Officers

President: Ward Robens

Buena Vista

Retired Businessman & Educator

 

Past President: Richard Crowder

Alleghany County

Consultant, R & E Associates

President, CLEAR, Inc.

 

2nd Vice President: Elaine Nelson

Lexington

Certified Financial Planner, Scott & Stringfellow

 

1st Vice President: Donna Vaughn

Eagle Rock

Retired Educator

 

Secretary: Dr. John J. Rainone

Clifton Forge

DSLCC President

 

Treasurer: John Stone

Covington

Owner, John H. Stone Nationwide Insurance

Board Members

Gretel Anderson:

Clifton Forge

Retired Educator

 

James Ballou

Clifton Forge

Physician with Jackson River Internists

 

Donna Beirne

Clifton Forge

Educator, Alleghany Highlands
School System

 

Kathy Bryant

Clifton Forge

Branch Manager, Highlands Community Bank

 

Nancy Caperton

Covington

Community Volunteer

 

Michelle Crook

Buchanan

CFO, Bank of Botetourt

 

Karin R. Ellis

Bath County

Retired Business Woman

 

Helen Jean Fitzgerald

Covington

Retired Educator

 

Harrison Fridley

Lexington

Retired Pharmacist & Businessman

 

Ramona Garcia

Hot Springs

Instructor, Bath County High School

 

Mark George

Alleghany County/Covington

Retired Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, MWV

 

Teenie Kegley

Alleghany County/Covington

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

 

Helen Kostel

Alleghany County

Community Volunteer

 

Ray Lipes

Alleghany County

Retired Manager Lumos Networks

 

David Minter - Director Emeritus

Alleghany County

Retired Insurance Executive

 

David M. Newkirk

Alleghany County

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

 

Virginia Nowlin

Hot Springs

Retired Educator

 

Matt Paxton

Rockbridge County

Owner, The News-Gazette

 

H. C. Rhodes

Alleghany County/Covington

President & CEO,
Highlands Community Bank

 

William Wilson

Alleghany County/Covington

Senior Law Partner, Wilson, Updike & Nicely