News & EventsMonday, March 2, 2015
Filed under: administration
The public is invited to attend an open house at WCC to celebrate the renovations and renaming of the College’s Occupational Education building on Sunday, Oct. 23. That afternoon it will be renamed the Larry L. Whitworth Occupational Education building in honor of WCC’s recently retired president.
A new app make it easier for WCC students, employees, and others to access the College’s website with mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers.
By Nancy Clay
Community colleges in southeast Michigan are familiar places for WCC’s new president, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca. For six years she guided St. Clair County Community College as president. Prior to that, she held a succession of upper-level administrative positions at Macomb Community College.
WCC faculty and staff worked throughout the 2010-2011 academic year knowing that it would be the last one for retiring President Larry Whitworth. Whitworth will say that faculty members are the ones responsible for student achievement—that it was his job to get passionate and talented people engaged in teaching and to provide them with the tools to make that happen. And while that is a significant part of any president’s job, Whitworth’s 13-year tenure at WCC is far more noteworthy.
The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Florida campus provost and chief operating officer for Northwood University, as the next president of WCC. A verbal offer has been made and is contingent on potential site visits and the negotiation of an acceptable contract. She is expected to begin Sept. 1, 2011.
WCC will honor state Rep. David Rutledge with the College’s highest honor, the Award of Merit, at commencement on Saturday, May 21. The ceremony begins at 9:20am at the EMU Convocation Center on Hewitt Road.
WCC is saddened at the passing of its longest-serving trustee, Richard W. Bailey, on April 2.
The three finalists to replace retiring WCC President Larry Whitworth will answer questions at upcoming forums that are open to the public as well as the administration, faculty, staff, and students of WCC.
The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Toledo City Finance Director Patrick A. McLean to serve the two years of newly elected state Rep. David Rutledge’s unexpired term on the board. McLean’s appointment began Jan. 11 and will expire Dec. 31, 2012, following the next general election.