WVC welcomes new staff

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February 7, 2016

Wenatchee Valley College welcomed new staff members to the Wenatchee campus.

Darrell DickesonDarrell Dickeson is the interim executive director of the WVC Foundation. Dickeson has served on the foundation board and has over 35 years of experience in human resource management, organizational development and executive coaching. He has also been the principal in his own independent consulting practice, Northwest Executive Consultants, since 1995, specializing in executive coaching, leadership team development, meeting design/facilitation and process improvement.

Prior to becoming an independent management consultant, Dickeson served as vice president of human resources at Advanced Technology Laboratories in Bothell. He was also director of organization and management development with Boeing Commercial Airplanes and has served on the faculty of the Boeing Leadership Center in St. Louis, Missouri; Edmonds Community College; and Highline Community College. His first career of nine years was in an administrative role with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, serving the developmentally disabled. 

Dickeson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics, and a master’s degree in management.

Ty JonesTy Jones is the executive director of institutional effectiveness. Jones worked for 17 years as the director of institutional research at Columbia Basin College. He has bachelor of art and bachelor of science degrees in political science and statistics from Brigham Young University, and a master’s degree in higher education-administration from Walden University.

Dr. Kristen Hosey is the nursing programs administrator, and she will launch and direct the RN Kristen Hoseyto bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program at WVC. Hosey previously was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing in the Psychosocial and Community Health Department. She also worked in the Department of Global Health with the Afya Bora Consortium. Hosey received her BSN from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, and her master’s in nursing and doctorate of nursing practice in community health systems nursing from the UW. Her expertise is in nursing education, global health, community/public health nursing and health policy.

Brett RileyBrett Riley is the vice president of administrative services. Before joining WVC, Riley was the director of business services at Columbia Basin College. He has also served as a research manager at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and at Washington State University.

Riley has a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience from WSU and a master’s degree in business management from Eastern Washington University.

Joey WalterDr. Joey Walter is the dean of workforce and continuing education. Walter came to WVC from the Arkansas Department of Career Education, where he worked as an adult education program adviser. Walter has experience in teaching, budgets, developing and facilitating professional development, and developing policies. He has led the development and implementation of the Arkansas College and Career Readiness Framework. His research background includes teacher evaluation, online education, global studies and student motivation.

Walter has a doctorate of educational leadership from Arkansas State University and a master’s degree in workforce development from the University of Arkansas.

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