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Wenatchee Valley College

Last Updated: 7/27/22

Job Description


Wenatchee Valley College, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, invites applications and nominations for its next President. The college is looking for someone who will join a deeply passionate and experienced team that is committed to educational excellence, programmatic relevance, and the ability of all students to reach their goals. The next president will be an engaged community partner, a proven leader in the support and success of diverse student populations, and appreciative of an evolving region that is rich in culture and outdoor activities.

With an annual budget of $33 million, the college serves about 5,000 students per year. WVC students enjoy an average student to teacher ratio of 16:1. Faculty and staff are actively engaged with their colleagues and with students; this is a creative and welcoming space.

WVC offers 33 2-year degrees, four 4-year degrees, and 43 certificate programs. The college faculty are poets, musicians, and painters; scientists and technicians; teachers and medical professionals. Technical faculty have industry experience, and many participate in their professions alongside their teaching responsibilities. Students are provided a wealth of choices and opportunities for undergraduate research and other enhanced experiences.

Wenatchee Valley College serves a large three-county area that sits on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a region of tremendous all-season outdoor activities including water sports, hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing, and cultural opportunities including the western entertainment of Omak Stampede, art galleries, and the offerings of the Wenatchee Symphony and Performing Arts Center. The area is served by a regional airport and is within a 2 ½ hour drive of Seattle to the west and Spokane to the east.

The Columbia River cuts through the district and, together with the Wenatchee and Okanogan Rivers, defines much of the area's industry and lifestyle. With its hydroelectric facilities, the river provides some of the lowest-cost power in the nation; this has spawned a new and growing high tech industry in the region. The rivers together provide irrigation for one of the world's richest tree fruit industries, which gives Wenatchee its nickname as "Apple Capital of the World." The agricultural base also includes a growing wine industry.

Additional information about this exceptional opportunity for an energetic, highly capable, and people-oriented leader is available in the position profile, including a full list of required and desired characteristics and how to apply. The profile is available at WVC President Search or by scrolling to the position listing at under the "Open Searches" tab.

Applications, nominations,and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to: The position is open until filled but only applications received by5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting senior consultant Shirley Pippins at and consultant Krista Johns at

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other state and federal laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses: To report discrimination or harassment contact Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, [Register to View] , To request disability accommodations contact Director of Student Access, Wenatchi Hall 2133, [Register to View] , TTY/TTD: Dial 711,

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Wenatchee, Washington, United States
Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for all students and employees and provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and eco...