WICHE Commission elects new officers for 2019-20, welcomes new commissioners

WICHE Commission elects new officers for 2019-20, welcomes new commissioners

Camille Preus, WICHE Chair Susan Anderson, WICHE Vice Chair Ray Holmberg, Immediate Past WICHE Chair
Camille Preus
WICHE
Chair
Susan Anderson
WICHE Vice
Chair
Ray Holmberg
Immediate Past WICHE Chair
Kimberly Dale David Jones David Woolstenhulme
Kimberly Dale David Jones David
Woolstenhulme

Camille Preus, executive director of the Oregon Community College Association, will be the next chair of the WICHE Commission. Preus was elected at the WICHE Commission meeting held Nov. 7-8 at The Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. Susan Anderson, president/CEO of The CIRI Foundation and a WICHE commissioner representing the state of Alaska, was elected vice chair. Preus succeeds outgoing chair Ray Holmberg, a North Dakota state senator. Holmberg will serve as immediate past WICHE chair.

The Commission welcomed two new commissioners from Wyoming: Kimberly Kuster Dale, president of Western Wyoming Community College, and David L. Jones, dean of the College of Health Sciences at University of Wyoming. Another new commissioner, David Woolstenhulme, who is the interim commissioner of higher education for the Utah Board of Regents, will attend the May 2020 commission meeting.

Meeting participants attended sessions on the federal perspective on higher education and student success, WICHE’s strategic communications plan, strategic priorities for the next year, and workforce projections through 2027.