DACC trustees continue search to fill board seat
DANVILLE — After their top candidate bowed out, Danville Area Community College trustees today will continue their search to fill a board vacancy.
Late last month, trustees were ready to appoint Amy Hoose, a local business leader and community volunteer, to the seat held by longtime board member and chairwoman Vickie Miller.
However, the Danville woman had to withdraw her name due to a conflict of interest.
Hoose is the area sales manager for Trillium Staffing Solutions, which has provided services to DACC. Board members or companies they represent can't benefit from doing business with the college.
"She would have been a good trustee," Chairman David Harby said of Hoose, who serves on the board of several community organizations and has worked with DACC in the past.
Hoose co-chaired the major gifts division of DACC's Endless Possibilities campaign, which raised more than $10 million for the college. She and her husband, Matt, also fund a scholarship for students pursuing agriculture-related careers.
"We really do appreciate her dedication to the college and its mission, and we look forward to her continued support and service on behalf of the students," Harby said.
Miller stepped down on July 1 due to health reasons. Her term expires at the end of April.
Trustees will hold a special session at 1:30 p.m. today to discuss potential candidates, Harby said.
"We have a lot of good people in our district to choose from," he said.