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Amy Stinnett White Appointed to Board of Supervisors

December 22, 2020

At the Board’s regular meeting, Buchanan District representative I. Ray Sloan, announced his resignation from the Board of Supervisors effective December, 30th, and nominated Amy Stinnett White to the remainder of his term through December 31, 2021.

“I have no idea how I could have found a more capable person to take my spot on the BOS than Amy White,” Sloan told his fellow Board members after sharing her qualifications.

White is a Buchanan resident and works as Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for Virginia Western Virginia Community College. She has experience in state, regional and local education, agriculture and economic development policy and innovation, including on the Virginia State Manufacturing Development Commission (on which she currently serves), the Virginia STEM Education Task Force, the boards of directors of RAMP, a regional economic development accelerator, and the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce, and in leadership positions with Buchanan Presbyterian Church and the Botetourt County Fair.

Driven by a lifelong love of the natural sciences, Amy S. White received her undergraduate degree in Biology from James Madison University, and her Master’s in Microbiology and Immunology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also earned a Certificate in Field Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Following completion of her graduate degree, Amy worked for a private consulting firm in environmental toxicology until beginning her teaching career at Hollins University in 2001. She taught at James Madison University from 2003 – 2005 and has worked at Virginia Western Community College since 2005.

At Virginia Western, she has held various roles, including Assistant Professor in Biology, Biology Program Head and Assistant Dean. She now serves as Dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), while continuing to teach part-time in the Science department.

As a native of Botetourt County, Amy is honored to work in the area and is committed to its success. In her current role, she strives to provide meaningful educational opportunities for the local students, as well as helping develop and support strong academic programs that contribute to the economic vitality of the region.

Amy resides on her family farm in Buchanan with her husband Corbin. Her two children, Lindsey and Davis, attend The University of Georgia. Lindsey is pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Davis is in graduate school studying Poultry Science.

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For more information, please contact:

Cody Sexton, Assistant to the County Administrator

(540) 928-2010