DPS Remembers Dr. Edward "Ed" Polhamus.

DPS Remembers Dr. Edward "Ed" Polhamus.
DPS Remembers Dr. Edward "Ed" Polhamus.

DPS is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Ed Polhamus, a devoted champion of public education in Danville, and a long-time DPS school board member.

Dr. Polhamus was initially appointed to the School Board in 2004 by City Council and then elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 and 2016.

He served as Chairman of the School Board from 2013 through 2016. He was a retired mathematics professor and administrator at Danville Community College and a former Dean of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Polhamus entered DCC as a math instructor in 1972, always teaching, even during the years that he was the Division Chairman for Arts and Sciences, a position he held for nine years. Retiring in 2006, Polhamus continued to teach math part-time until 2012. He was inducted in Danville Community College’s Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame in May 2013.

He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. To view the obituary and funeral arrangements, please click here.