For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2018
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
The Lord Fairfax Community College Board has a new leader.
William C. “Bill” Daniel was named board chair in June. Daniel, who is the coordinator of data management for Frederick County Public Schools, has been a Clarke County representative to the board since 2012.
He is a 1991 graduate of LFCC, and taught for the college’s adult education program after graduating from the University of Virginia in 1994 with a bachelor’s of science degree in math and a master’s degree in teaching.
Prior to his position with Frederick County Public Schools, Daniel was a math teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools, and spent 15 years as an assistant principal at James Wood High School. He is married to Clarke County Supervisor Mary Costello Daniel, an attorney, and they have a 10-year-old daughter.
Daniel is proud of the growing significance LFCC has in the region.
“It’s just amazing to me the impact that Lord Fairfax has in so many areas,” he says. “The brilliant thing about what the Virginia Community College System has done, and Lord Fairfax does in particular, is being ahead of the curve when it comes to knowing what the community needs and what the economy needs.”
LFCC President Kim Blosser is pleased to have Daniel at the helm.
“With his leadership experience, his long career in education and his equally long connection to LFCC, Bill is the perfect person to serve as our College Board chair,” she says. “He sees the value that Lord Fairfax provides to our students – whether they’re here to earn a credential to further their career, to gain certification to start their career, to attain their associate degree on their way to a bachelor’s degree or higher, or simply on the path of lifelong learning. He has always been a strong supporter of our mission.
“Bill even recorded radio commercials for LFCC in the 1990s. We’re thrilled to still have him promoting all the great things the college can offer our community.”
Also recently appointed to the 14-member College Board:
- Jeffrey Boppe, representing Frederick County. He is market president/executive vice president at Virginia National Bank.
- Benjamin Freakley, representing Shenandoah County. He is a retired three-star general who was commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force-76 in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He currently is a professor at Arizona State University, where he is special advisor to the ASU president and serves at the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
- Bradford Hodgson, representing Winchester. An LFCC alumnus, he is a project manager with Navy Federal Credit Union.
- Andrew Keller, representing Shenandoah County. He is a retired Warren County Public Schools principal.
Members serve four-year terms, and are limited to two successive terms. The chair position is for two-years. The vice-chair is Pamela McInnis.
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.