Vice-President of Instruction Search Profile
Walla Walla Community College invites nominations and applications from individuals who will provide exceptional and distinguished leadership. Walla Walla Community College is positioned to continue its standing as one of the top community colleges in the nation. It is anticipated that the Vice-President of Instruction will begin duties during the month of February 2018.
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About Walla Walla Community College
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is a dynamic and highly respected comprehensive institution established in 1967 to meet the higher education and workforce needs of the region’s population. The institution is comprised of numerous innovative and motivated individuals. With an inaugural class of 850 students, enrollment has grown to approximately 10,400 students. Located in rural, southeast Washington State, WWCC serves Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin Counties (total population of approximately 89,000) as well as bordering counties in Oregon and Idaho.
Walla Walla Community College has achieved local, state, and national recognition for student achievement and economic development. Locally, the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce selected the College for its Community Catalyst Award, recognizing the College’s leadership and role in leading the transformation of the regional economy. In 2006, WWCC’s Enology and Viticulture Program received the Award for Governor’s Best Practices by former Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire. Nationally, WWCC was awarded “finalist with distinction” and among the top five colleges in the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2011. In 2013, WWCC shared the number one spot with Santa Barbara College and was awarded the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
The College has grown significantly over the past 50 years, and currently offers 53 degree and 64 certificate programs across four sites; the Walla Walla Campus, the Clarkston Campus, the Washington State Penitentiary (Walla Walla), and Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (Connell). Walla Walla Community College offers a comprehensive curriculum of academic and workforce training programs. The major areas of study include Arts and Sciences Transfer, Workforce Education, Pre-College, and Basic Skills, all of which are also currently available in the two Corrections Education programs. In addition, WWCC offers courses through extended learning; dual-credit and alternative high school programs; workplace learning centers; outreach learning programs; and lifelong learning opportunities, including Kids’ College and Quest, a program that offers short courses to retired citizens. WWCC has a robust academic transfer degree program and is widely recognized for aligning its workforce education programs with current and emerging economic needs of the region. Notable workforce education programs include Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Water Resources Management, Wind Energy Technology, Business Administration, Enology and Viticulture, and a long-standing partnership with the John Deere Corporation to train agricultural technicians. WWCC is home to College Cellars, the first campus-based, student run, commercial winery established in the United States. The College opened a new building at the Clarkston Campus that will house new workforce education programs designed to meet the needs of a dynamic and diverse manufacturing and business sector in the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley.
The WWCC library was the recipient of the 2013 Association of College & Research Libraries Outstanding Community College Library award. It participates with the Walla Walla Rural Library District in a consortium, the Walla Walla Area Library Network (WALNET), which provides access to holdings located in five other libraries in the county.
Walla Walla Community College places an extremely high value on external partnerships and community engagement. The College has built enduring partnerships with K-12 and our neighboring institutions, Lewis Clark State College, Whitman College, and Walla Walla University, as well as with several other baccalaureate institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Basic Skills and English Language Acquisition classes are offered at workplace learning centers and in the community. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are key partners in addressing the region’s water issues and restoring fish habitat. They are co-located in the William A. Grant Water and Environmental Center on the Walla Walla campus.
The College recently adopted a Strategic Plan for Equity and Inclusion, and has made tremendous progress ensuring its practices and procedures are inclusive and accessible to all.
In addition, the College has a strong commitment to sustainability and works toward securing a healthy economy and a healthy environment. A growing share of the College’s energy is powered by solar and wind, and the campus has made substantial strides in reducing water consumption. The Sustainability Plan was updated in 2015.
The College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and several program-specific governing entities. WWCC’s accreditation status was recently re-affirmed by the NWCCU. More information on the College and its current strategic plan can be found by visiting http://www.wwcc.edu/about-wwcc/.