WSCC Selects Seventh President
MARIETTA, OH (April 4, 2017) -- The Washington State Community College (WSCC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Vicky Wood, Ph.D. has been selected as the College’s seventh President. This marks a significant milestone for WSCC as the institution moves toward a future rich in dynamic change and innumerable educational and workforce development opportunities.
Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, Trustee R. John Lehman said, “Dr. Wood will bring to our campus a wealth of post-secondary education expertise and a long history of innovative and successful workforce development initiatives. Dr. Wood is adept at thinking ‘outside the box’ and we are all anxious to begin working with her to advance WSCC’s mission and cause throughout the region. She is the consummate professional with a high-energy personality and communications style who has already impressed, if not enchanted, those with whom she has come into contact.”
Wood is currently serving as the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Marion Technical College (MTC), in Marion, Ohio. Previously, she was the Dean of Business Information Technologies and Criminal Justice at MTC. She earned an Associate of Applied Business from MTC and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ashland College, a Master of Education from Bowling Green State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership from The University of Toledo.
“I am honored to be selected as Washington State Community College’s next president and am excited to become an integral part of the Marietta community,” said Dr. Wood. “Washington State Community College has a strong Board whose members have a clear vision of how the College can become an even stronger community partner and I am looking forward to leading that work. The Board, faculty, and staff are clearly committed to student access and success and the development of dynamic programs that will fill critical community workforce needs.”
Dr. Wood will begin her presidency on July 1, 2017, following the retirement of Dr. Bradley J. Ebersole, who plans to retire on June 30, 2017, after nearly six years as President of WSCC.
For 45 years, Washington State Community College has provided residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley the opportunity to realize dreams, to enhance skills, and to broaden understanding. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student looking to move your life in a new direction, Washington State has the classes to suit your needs. For more information about Washington State Community College, visit www.wscc.edu or call 740.374.8716.