Lord Fairfax Community College Board Elects New Officers

For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Board recently elected two new officers whose terms will run July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2010. Barbara Lee and John E. Vance will respectively serve on the College Board as the new chair and vice chair.

Lee, a Clarke County resident, has served on the College Board since 2002. Her association with the College extends back to her father's (J.J. Pickeral) service on the original steering committee that founded LFCC. Now personally involved, Lee not only serves on the Board but is also a donor to the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc. and a member of the LFCC Educational Foundation Board. With her children, she established the Timothy R. Lee Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Scholarship in memory of Timothy Lee, her husband and their father.

Lee retired from the Clarke County Public Schools as an elementary school teacher in June 2004. Her teaching career spanned 38 years, with the last 35 years spent at D.G. Cooley Elementary School in Berryville. After retiring, Lee worked as a substitute teacher in Clarke and Loudoun counties for three years. Since August 2007, she has served as the administrator of the Wee Angels Weekday Programs at Duncan Memorial Methodist Church in Berryville. 

Vance, a Warren County resident, has served on the College Board since December 2006. Vance owns and operates a small retail nursery. He grows most of what he sells, and he specializes in vegetable plants.

Vance became involved with LFCC in the early 90s, when he enrolled in a number of horticulture classes. He has been a strong supporter of the College since then. Additional community involvement includes his service as a member of the Warren County Board of Supervisors for six years.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.