FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2018
Contact: Wendy Smith, Assistant Vice President of Strategic Communication (307) 675-0412, firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Barnes, Public Relations Specialist (307) 675-0416, email@example.com
Northern Wyoming Community College District is pleased to announce that Janell L. Oberlander has been selected as the new Vice President for Gillette College. Oberlander comes to Gillette College after serving as Vice President of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig, Colorado for the last three years. She will begin her tenure with NWCCD on August 31.
Oberlander has over two decades of experience in higher education. She began her career at Montana Tech College of Technology where she served as a counselor. Following that position, she worked at Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City, South Dakota from 2000 to 2012, serving as Dean of Student Services from 2004 to 2012. She has also held executive and management positions in the nonprofit and private sectors.
“We are excited to welcome Janell back to northern Wyoming,” said NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young. “We are fortunate to have had such a strong field of candidates, and I am confident Janell is well-equipped to lead Gillette College to an even brighter future. She has extensive leadership experience in higher education, as well as in the private and nonprofit sectors, that will serve her well in this position.”
Oberlander holds her Master of Counseling from Idaho State University and her Bachelor of Science in Society and Technology from Montana Tech. She is a Gillette native and a Campbell County High School graduate.
“I am thrilled to be returning to my hometown to continue the work I am passionate about,” said Oberlander. “Education changes lives and communities, and it is my intention to continue providing leadership to the outstanding team of professionals across the college.”
In addition to her professional experience, Oberlander is also a dedicated community volunteer. She has served as a board member for the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership; the Federally Qualified Health Care Clinic Board, Memorial Regional Hospital; and the Moffat County School District Strategic Planning Team, in addition to many other volunteer roles. As a community college employee, she has consistently been an engaged leader, serving on many volunteer committees and leadership teams.