DACC Vice president receives EIU's service award

DACC Vice president receives EIU's service award

DANVILLE – A Danville Area Community College leader has been recognized for his service by Eastern Illinois University.

Dave Kietzmann, vice president of instruction and student services, received the Dean's Award for Service from Eastern's School of Continuing Education. It was presented to him recently by William C. Hine, dean of Eastern's School of Continuing Education.

The award recognizes "outstanding" service to off-campus adult students and the four-year school's programs.

"We are very proud of Mr. Kietzmann's contributions to the community through both his work at the college and his volunteer efforts," DACC President Alice Jacobs said in a news release. "His collaborations with local business and service organizations have advanced the cause of education in this community."

Kietzmann, of Danville, began working at DACC more than 37 years ago. He started as an information technology instructor, then later became the department's lead instructor and division chair.

He served concurrently as dean of the community services and career and technical education divisions before stepping into his current position.

In addition, Kietzmann has been executive director of the Danville Area Labor Management Council for 20 years. He also has helped to facilitate the strategic planning process for area school districts and community groups.

Kietzmann's community involvement includes serving on the governing boards of the Kids to College Foundation, the Vermilion County Airport Authority, the Vermilion County Work force Investment, the Vermilion Vocational Educational Delivery System, the University of Illinois Alumni Association – College of Education and the Computer Integrated Manufacturing National Partnership Alliance. He is a former board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Danville.

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