New DACC President Ready to Take Helm

New DACC President Ready to Take Helm

The new president of Danville Area Community College is taking the helm on Monday.  Dr. Stephen Nacco becomes the community college’s seventh president, replacing Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs who is retiring.


DACC_2016_JACOBS_ALICE_081016_nicepic‘’The future is bright for Danville Area Community College,’’ says Dr. Jacobs.  ‘’Everything that we read talks about how many of the jobs of the future are going to require some post-secondary education and training.  And Danville Area Community College has been doing that for seventy years for this area.  And I know that we will be needed in the future,’’ added Dr. Jacobs during an interview with News.

Dr. Nacco has been serving as Vice President of Administrative Services at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.  He was selected from a field of forty-four applicants who applied for the job at Danville Area Community College.

DACC_2016_DR_NACCO_Closeup_vcf‘’This is a beautiful community college, a bedrock for Danville and the region, and a leader in student services and workforce development,’’ said Dr. Nacco after he accepted the position in July.

The new DACC President will hit the ground running with a full calendar during his first week on the job.   The week includes a three-day all-college-in-service leading up to the opening of the fall semester on Monday, August 22nd.