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February 9, 2014

Lakeview College announces new leader

DANVILLE — Lakeview College of Nursing has promoted Sheila Mingee to the position of president. She succeeds Dick Shockey, who has served as chief executive officer for the college since 2005.

Mingee has worked in various capacities at the college since 1989. She has held the positions of administrative assistant to the dean and president, resource assistant, director of administrative services and facilities management, and associate chief executive officer.

“The biggest changes that I have experienced at Lakeview College of Nursing are the growth in enrollment and technology. It has been great to be a part of the college’s growth and I am looking forward to its continued success,” Mingee said.

She added, “I feel very honored to be the new president of Lakeview College of Nursing as the college enters into the 120th year of educating professional nurses.”

Mingee mentioned that one of her biggest challenges in her new role will be to re-assign some of her responsibilities, adding, “I’m so used to doing so many different things for the college there will need to be a period of transition.”

During the next year, Mingee plans to focus her efforts on student achievement and success, relationship building, organization and communication, and professional development. “We are always striving to improve every aspect of the college so that it will continue to attract quality students, faculty and staff,” she said.

It is bittersweet for Mingee taking the leadership role. She said she already misses working with Shockey on a daily basis. “Dick has been a wonderful mentor. He has accomplished so much for Lakeview during his tenure. His great humor will also be missed,” Mingee said.

While Shockey was at the helm, the college had a 17 percent increase in the amount of scholarships awarded to students and has had more than a 99 percent increase in enrollment. Expansions at both the Danville and Charleston College locations also were completed.

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