We visit with Dennis Smith, Director of Workforce Development at Southside Virginia Community College.
How long have you worked at SVCC?
What other positions have you held at SVCC?
Student Services Specialist, Coordinator of Workforce Development
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Who was your favorite teacher?
Dr. Steven Wray, a Sociology instructor at Averett University
What did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be a professional athlete until I realized that was not going to happen so I switched to a sports writer and coach.
What was your first job?
Painting public bathrooms at the lake for the Corps of Engineers
Of what achievement are you most proud?
My family and daughter who is a senior at JMU. I am also very proud of the success of our college and the SVCC men's basketball team over the years.
If you could have lunch with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you eat?
My late grandfather, James E. House; We would eat chicken and laugh about the many adventures we had together.
What is your favorite song?
Don't Stop Believin' by Journey