Community college leaders visit WSU Pullman

A contingent of community college leaders toured the WSU Pullman campus this past Saturday, visiting with campus leadership to discuss partnerships in academia and student support services between the two year colleges and WSU. The day culminated at the WSU football game where the group watched the Cougs best the Northern Colorado Bears, scoring 64-21.

The visit began at the Ida Lou Anderson House, where WSU Pullman Chancellor Elizabeth Chilton welcomed the group to campus before the group worked its way up campus on a tour led by WSU Interim Vice President for Government Relations, Chris Mulick.

Along the tour, the group stopped in at Spokane Falls Community College’s (SFCC) Pullman campus. It showcased the unique collaboration of a two year college being located on WSU Pullman’s physical footprint. Kevin Brockbank, Chancellor of the Community Colleges of Spokane of which the SFCC campus is a part of, described how students at the SFCC campus access resources located at WSU such as advising services to help them transition more seamlessly between the two schools.

At the Compton Union Building, the group met with the Dean of Students, Jennifer Hyatt, and other campus leaders in student affairs for a roundtable discussion on how community colleges and WSU can support students from underrepresented backgrounds as they transition from one institution to another.