DCC Welcomes New Dean of Student Services | News


DANVILLE, Virginia – Danville Community College (DCC) this week welcomed Geoffrey Colbert as Dean of Student Services. Dean Colbert joins DCC from Howard Community College in Colombia, MD, where he served as Senior Director of Athletics, Head of Student Conduct, Title IX Coordinator, and Chief of Staff to the Vice President of Student Services.

“Dean Colbert brings a wealth of knowledge and practice to DCC, with experience in grant writing, program design for first generation students, athletics, recruiting, supervision, staffing, student retention, completion, leadership in diversity, professional development, and administration of student affairs, ”said Dr. Cornelius Johnson, vice president of academic affairs and student services .

Dean Colbert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Radford University and a Masters of Higher Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Walden University. Colbert is completing a doctoral program specializing in community college leadership at Morgan State University. His thesis research focuses on the developmental mathematics and success of black male athletes.

“As a first generation student, I take great pride in working to support diverse student populations,” said Colbert. “I am excited to bring my unique experiences to programs like YearUP, TRiO and other student-focused initiatives at Danville Community College. I believe that my expertise will lend itself to my success in the role of dean.

A native of North Carolina, Colbert is excited to join the Danville community and learn about the many exciting opportunities for professional and recreational engagement.

“I was excited to explore the area during my interview and find out what Danville has to offer,” said Colbert. “I look forward to seeing the community come together and forge partnerships to support students, staff and faculty.”

Geoffrey Colbert began his role as Dean of Student Services on September 27.

Danville Community College is a two-year higher education institution under the statewide Virginia Community College System. CDC’s service area includes the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and Halifax County. For more information on the nearly 100 college degree programs, visit www.danville.edu.