The WCC Board of Trustees has completed its due diligence and successfully negotiated a contract with Dr. Rose Bellanca to be the next president of Washtenaw Community College. Her initial three-year contract begins August 1, 2011 and ends June 30, 2014.
Dr. Bellanca’s Bio
Dr. Rose B. Bellanca joined Northwood University as a member of the University Officer Team and the Florida campus provost and Chief Operating Officer on August 27, 2008.
Dr. Bellanca served as the president of St. Clair County Community College (SC4) from 2002-2009. Previously, she was provost and chief academic officer of Macomb Community College (MCC) from 1996 to 2002 and vice president for planning and development prior to that role. She has taught in the Doctoral Program for Wayne State University in the area of Administration and Organizational Studies and in the area of Management for MCC.
Dr. Bellanca has also served in senior executive positions as the Executive Director for Personnel and Labor Relations, Executive Director for Strategic Planning, Marketing/Public Relations, and Staff Development in the Office of the Superintendent; the Director of Technology,and the Director of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education.
Dr. Bellanca earned her associate of applied arts degree from Macomb Community College. She went on to Wayne State University and earned a bachelor of science degree in family life education, a master’s degree in education and industrial arts, an educational specialist certificate in administration and supervision, and a doctorate of education in administration and organizational studies.