Director, DSLCC Educational Foundation
Interim Director, DSLCC Student Services
Hagy, Ostling Named to Key Positions at DSLCC
Two administrators have been named to two key positions at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, it was announced recently by DSLCC President Dr. John Rainone.
Suzanne Ostling, who has been the Coordinator of Academic Advising and Disability Services at DSLCC since 2019, is the new Interim Director of Student Services, replacing Joseph Hagy, who has moved into the position as the new Executive Director of the DSLCC Educational Foundation/Director of Institutional Advancement.
A first generation college student, Ostling earned a certification as a Paralegal after high school and graduated with Associate Degrees in Applied Sciences in Business Management and Education from DSLCC.
She later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Education from Mary Baldwin College, as well as a Virginia Teacher Licensure for grades PK-6. Ostling obtained a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and is credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of Virginia. She is currently attending Liberty University in pursuit of an EdD in Community Care and Counseling with a focus in Traumatology.
Ostling has worked as a Behavioral Specialist and teacher and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has received certifications in Crisis & First Responder Skills, as well as Professional Life Coaching, and is preparing to take the exam for Suicide Prevention. She is also an adjunct instructor at DSLCC.
Ostling and her husband, who reside in Covington, have three children and one grandchild. She is an active member of the Fincastle Baptist Church, Highlands Campus.
Hagy has served as DSLCC’s Director of Student Services and adjunct instructor since July, 2017. From 2014 -2017, he served DSLCC as its Retention Coordinator and Dual Enrollment Coordinator. Hagy is serving on three committees for the Virginia Community College System: the Onboarding Redesign Task Force; the Chancellor’s Beyond the Pandemic COVID-19 Task Force; and the 2026 Strategic Planning Task Force.
Prior to coming to DSLCC, Hagy was Director of Development for the Virginia Horse Center Foundation, where he was named Employee of the Year in 2013. He also taught in Virginia’s public schools for 6 years and coached high school baseball and football, as well as middle school basketball.
Hagy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies from Longwood University and a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Liberty University’s School of Business. He graduated with honors and is a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. Hagy recently was honored as a recipient of the Dana B. Hamel Leadership Award by the Virginia Community College System.
He and his family reside in Buena Vista, and he enjoys coaching youth baseball. In addition to his duties at the Educational Foundation, Hagy also serves as Director of Institutional Advancement and Public Information Officer for the College.