The Office of The President
Meet President Bellanca
Dr. Rose B. Bellanca became the fourth President of Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in August 2011. She is the first woman to lead the institution since it was founded in 1965.
President Bellanca is an advocate for partnerships and innovative programs that provide education, enrichment, and economic development. Under her leadership, Washtenaw Community College received a $2.9 million grant in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Initiative. The grant gives WCC the seed money to develop exciting new online and blended classes for the information technology industry, as well as a new dynamic and inter-connected learning environment.
In The News
President Rose Bellanca reflects on the visit from the delegation from the China Education Association for International Exchange.
WCC Trustees, President Rose Bellanca Receive Equity Award
Dr. Rose Bellanca’s editorial in Detroit Free Press page
Dr. Rose B. Bellanca Interview On WWJ Making The Grade Program
Shaping Our Future
The findings and priorities presented in the WCC 2012-2015 Strategic Plan are the result of a comprehensive examination of forces and factors that will influence the development of the College in the foreseeable future. Multiple sources of information were used to frame priorities, including documents and reports describing regional trends; a series of external and internal conversations between November 2011 and February 2012 focused on stakeholder perceptions of the College; and interviews with selected individuals. View the WCC's Strategic Plan Summary.
President Bellanca lends her expertise as a valued member of organizations that serve the business and educational communities locally, regionally, and nationally, including:
- The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
- The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
- Chair of the Workforce/Talent subcommittee for Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Development Committee
WCC plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives. Students benefits from improved lifestyles and increased earnings. Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs. Finally, the community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.
See how WCC provides a $379.6 million dollar positive impact in its service area.
Find email addresses, phone numbers, and office numbers of WCC employees.