Monday, May 6 - Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia's Community Colleges, announced today that Dr. John J. Rainone will become the fourth president of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge.
Rainone, of Cape Neddick, Maine, is dean of institutional advancement at York County Community College, in Wells, Maine, a position he has held since 1999.
Rainone succeeds Dr. Richard Teaff, who retires this year after 18 years at DSLCC.
"The reputation Dabney S. Lancaster Community College enjoys, and the community's idyllic setting, generated an impressive field of finalists for this presidential opening," said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia's Community Colleges. "I am excited to welcome John Rainone as the college's next president, confident that he will continue and build upon the college's success under the leadership of Dick Teaff."
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining a college like Dabney S. Lancaster and a system like the Virginia Community College System," said Rainone. "The opportunities that exist to work with some very talented faculty and staff at Dabney afford the ability to continue to expand to meet the economic needs of the service region."
DSLCC Board Chair Margaret Burks said, "I consider it a privilege and a pleasure to be one of those chosen to serve on the committee to choose our new president. We are sure that Dr. Rainone will fit in well with our community and will move Dabney S. Lancaster forward."
Rainone previously served as interim chief financial officer/administration at York County Community College and also as interim dean of academic programs. Prior to that, he was dean of professional development and business services at York County Community college and assistant dean of community education and workforce development at New Hampshire Technical College, now Manchester Community College.
Rainone holds a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University as well as a bachelor's and master's degree from Southern New Hampshire University.