Keeping Up The Good Work

President Mark SchlisselA message from…

Mark S. Schlissel

President, University of Michigan

The following letter was sent to Washtenaw Community College President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca in recognition of WCC’s 50th anniversary. It was read aloud by WCC Board Chair Richard Landau, Ph.D., J.D., at the inaugural President’s Leadership Luncheon this spring. More than 150 community, political and business leaders were in attendance.

“On behalf of the University of Michigan, I am pleased to extend my greetings to everyone attending the President’s Leadership Luncheon. I wish I could be there with you to celebrate Washtenaw Community College’s 50th Anniversary. What a wonderful milestone!

“You have my deepest admiration for the work you do to enhance the community we share. One of the great strengths of Washtenaw County is that it is home to many distinguished public institutions of higher education. Your inspiring leadership is helping thousands of students achieve their educational dreams. For students who attend WCC, and then come to the University of Michigan, we know they contribute so positively to our intellectual environment.

“U-M is proud to count President Rose Bellanca and the entire WCC team as tremendous partners in education. I value what we can achieve together, and look forward to many more years of successful collaboration on behalf of students and our community. “Once again, you have my best wishes and hearty congratulations on this momentous occasion.”


Mark S. Schlissel