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Western Colorado Community College Hires New Director of Instruction

Grand Junction – Just as Western Colorado Community College launched a new airline partnership and graduated its first cohort of Viticulture and Enology professionals, the institution placed even more emphasis on the quality of programs through the hiring of Patton Massengill.

The new Director of Instruction will focus on improving existing programs, responding to the business community’s need for new programs and ensuring integration of the values, vision and mission of WCCC into course programming.

“Sometimes we find the best talent is already here,” said Brigitte Sundermann, the acting vice president of community college affairs. “The ability to provide the community services required by our mission rests on the quality of programs. Mr. Massengill is the right person at the right time to provide outstanding educational and vocational services to the businesses and communities we serve.”

Since 2016 Massengill has served WCCC in the role of Lead Academic Goals Advisor for WCCC. The current position requires extensive leadership and coordination skills while also directing an academic advising program serving over 150 at-risk students enrolled at WCCC and CMU.

The existing reputation of WCCC as a service provider to students and the business community is enhanced by the position and will result in ongoing improvement to curriculum and the quality of instruction. The new hire will also expand the capacity of WCCC to execute its mission in coordination with community partners.

Prior to his tenure with WCCC/CMU, Massengill served as a literacy instructor in a number of public and private schools.

“My previous experience and current role with WCCC means I’m ready to hit the ground running. I’m excited to work with and earn the trust of students and business leaders as I strive to enhance their experience and expand the region’s workforce,” said Massengill.

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