Dr. Darrin L. Hartness spent his entire career serving as an educator in North Carolina. He became the fourth president of Davidson County Community College – which later became Davidson-Davie – in January 2019.
Prior to serving as college president, he served for 28 years in K-12 public education, including eleven years as superintendent of Davie County Schools and Mount Airy City Schools. His background also includes time spent as a teacher, principal, chief technology officer, assistant superintendent, and adjunct professor.
During his time at Davidson-Davie, he quickly became known and loved for promoting a culture of compassion and caring, not only within the college but also encompassing the broader communities that support the college’s students – the annual “Day of Service” was one of his initiatives. Together, he believed, we would all be stronger, kinder, and most effective in our service to others.
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