WCCC announces new President, Dr. Tuesday Stanley

Dr. Tuesday Stanley, incoming president of Westmoreland County Community College

Dr. Tuesday Stanley, incoming president of Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College’s seventh President Tuesday Stanley, Ed.D., began her duties in the college’s top post July 1.

She was appointed president by the WCCC board of trustees in April and succeeds Dr. Daniel J. Obara who retired June 30.

Larry J. Larese, chairman of the WCCC board of trustees said, “We are excited to welcome such a dynamic person in Dr. Stanley who brings a strong work ethic and a robust background in all aspects of college administration and student learning. We believe her energy and talents will take a very good college to the next level.”

“WCCC has a stellar reputation,” Stanley said. “As I researched the institution when applying and interviewing, the overwhelming feedback that I received from students, community members and others within the community college family was that WCCC does a lot of things really well and they are well known for their academic strength and caring attitude.”

Stanley came to WCCC from Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri where she served as vice chancellor of student development, enrollment management and administrative services.

Her accomplishments during her eight-year tenure at MCC include leading an enrollment services process review; a strategic enrollment management planning and implementation process focused on student success, recruitment, course schedule management and marketing; and an information center (call center) for students.  She also led efforts to move the college toward a zero-based budgeting process, opened an on-site healthcare clinic for employees and worked with several shared governance groups to improve transparency and decision-making.

Prior to joining MCC, Stanley served for six years as the associate vice chancellor of marketing and enrollment management at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas and as executive director of marketing and recruitment for three years at Raritan Valley Community College, (RVCC) in Branchburg, New Jersey.

In addition to her higher education administration experience, she has taught a college orientation course at MCC and marketing classes Raritan Valley Community College and served as a faculty member at the Snowmass Institute in the strategic enrollment management division.

Within her profession, she is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars.

She holds a doctorate of higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in business administration from Lehigh University, and a bachelor’s degree in advertising and communications from Purdue. She earned certification from the Harvard Graduate School of Education IEM program and the BMA School of Bank Marketing.

She lives in Unity Township with her husband Royce and their three children, Michael, Lauren and Christian.

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