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WNCC’s Kimberly Dale named a finalist for president at Western Wyoming Community College

March 17, 2019

SCOTTSBLUFF — Kimberly Dale has been named a finalist to become the next president at Western Wyoming Community College.

Dale, who serves as the executive vice president at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, was announced as a finalist on Wednesday, March 13.

Following the announcement, Dale said, “I was not actively seeking a presidency, although that is my career goal, and Western Wyoming Community College is an excellent institution, so this is an exciting opportunity.”

Dale has been involved in the re-accreditation process for WNCC and should she be offered the new position, she is confident the college will succeed following her departure.

“The accreditation process is supported by over 80 WNCC employees and the board of governors, and I trust the work and momentum will continue should I leave my role,” she said. “I have truly enjoyed my time serving the Panhandle communities as a WNCC leader and will continue to be dedicated to that service if this opportunity is not meant to be.”

According to a WWCC press release, the college organized a Presidential Search Advisory Committee to choose the next president.

The other two finalists for the position are Denise Crews, who is vice president of academic services at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois, and Timothy Taylor, who is the former associate vice chancellor of academic affairs, professional programs at Oakland Community College in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The three finalists will visit the college for a reception, which is planned for March 26, 27 and 28.