AFIT's Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Westmoreland County Community College's president, Dr. Tuesday Stanley, has been accepted as our newest member. Dr. Stanley has served as CEO of WCCC since 2014, during which time the College received a $2.25 million five-year Title III Strengthening Institutions grant by the U.S. Department of Education to expand access to online courses and create flexible online student support services. The grant supports technology infrastructure upgrades that allow automation and integration of College processes and web-based solutions for registration, financial aid and other student services.
Under Dr. Stanley's leadership, WCCC completed a $1 million addition and renovation of its Public Safety Training Center, which provides education, training, certification, and support services for the emergency response community, including firefighters, police officers, emergency service workers, and military personnel. Also in 2018, the College completed the construction of the Science Innovation Center, an addition to Science Hall on the Youngwood campus, and started the renovation of Founders Hall encompassing the creation of an Enrollment Center, Learning Commons and a new entrance to the facility.
Dr. Stanley learned of AFIT through the College's partnership with CampusWorks, whose CEO, Liz Murphy, has been a longtime member. Dr. Stanley decided to apply for AFIT membership because the College is instituting a significant change agenda as part of their strategic plan and wishes to both share the College's best practices and learn from other institutions' best practices and processes as well as those outside of higher education.
WCCC's vice president, Dr. Kristy Bishop, will serve as the College's AFIT Rep.