Dabney S. Lancaster Community College President Dr. John Rainone (second from right) was honored recently as the recipient of the “Emerging Leadership Award” by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) during a ceremony at the AACC annual convention in Chicago, IL.
Of all the nominees for the 2016 awards, Rainone was the only nominee from Virginia. The “emerging leadership” category recognizes AACC member CEOs who have created a campus culture that supports employee leadership advancement at all levels. In their remarks, the AACC noted that “Rainone has developed an impressive mission-driven culture of teamwork across the institution. He hosts an annual event to acknowledge the contributions of faculty and staff, recognizes the volunteer efforts of employees and hosts lunches to increase communication. Building community partnerships also is a cornerstone of Rainone’s strategy to bolster support for the college.”