ROCK SPRINGS – Openings in the children’s center and the financial aid office were filled by the Western Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees Thursday night. Both were filled by current employees at WWCC.
The board first named the new director of the children’s center. Jackie Freeze said the Human Resources Office received 17 applications for the position.
The Professional Standards Board conducted three on-campus interviews and recommended Susan Rawlings be offered the job. Rawlings has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State and is currently employed at Western as a lead teacher in the Children’s Center. She has been in this position for six years.
Freeze said they are going to miss her in the classroom, but the combination of her skills and caring will remain at WWCC.
The board also hired from within as they filled the Financial Aid Advisor position. Freeze reported the Human Resources Office conducted a national search commencing in April 2016. They received 21 completed applications for this position.
The Professional Standards Board conducted four on-campus interviews. The Professional Standards Board recommends that Anne Marie Shipman be offered the position. Shipman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming and is currently employed at Western as the Accounts Receivable Technician in the Business Office. She has been in the position for 26 years.
The board approved the resignation of the Director of Physical Resources Paul Ross. He started with the college in 2006. Vice President for Administrative Services Sheldon Flom informed the board he accepted a new position in Colorado.
“Paul has done an exceptional job for Western during his tenure,” Flom said. “He has been a great team member and has done a good job of leading his team through many complicated projects. He will be missed.”
President Karla Leach said while she is sad they are losing him, she is excited about the new opportunities for Paul and his family.
“It is a huge loss for us,” Leach said. “He was a great asset to the college.”