Tucker native appointed Rubenstein director

Tucker County native Dan Dilly has been named as superintendent of the Kenneth “Honey”Rubenstein Juvenile Center in Davis, effective Aug. 1.

Dilly has been serving as acting superintendent since Aug. 2003 when he succeeded Stephanie Bond, who was elevated to the position of director of the Division of Juvenile Services.

Dilly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology from Fairmont State University in 1982. He began his decades-long career as a corrections counselor at the Huttonsville Correctional Center in 1983.

He moved to the Rubenstein Center’s predecessor facility in Davis the following year, advancing from staff to supervisory posts. He has been serving as acting superintendent at the Rubenstein Center, and was its director of Treatment and Programs when it opened in 2009.

In making the appointment, Bond said, “Having worked there for 30 years, Mr. Dilly understands the philosophy of the Rubenstein Center. During his past year as acting superintendent, he has worked through the transition that the Division of Juvenile Services has gone through and proven his ability to lead his facility on its path forward. Mr. Dilly and the staff at the Rubenstein Center work very hard to help the young men entrusted in their care learn to lead productive lives upon release. I have no doubt that this will continue.

“This is a great honor for me to be selected as superintendent of the Rubenstein Center.” Dilly said. “We have a dedicated staff that strives to provide excellent programming that meets or exceeds the national standards. It is my goal for the Rubenstein Center to continue providing quality programs for the young men in our custody as we continue offering rewarding employment for the citizens of Tucker and surrounding counties.