Rebecca Cory, Associate Dean of Instruction, is participating in this year’s cohort of the Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA), the first all female cohort in the program’s sixteen year history.
As part of the program, the group met with Lt. Governor and former Bellevue College Foundation Board member, Cyrus Habib.
The group spent this week learning about the legislative process and the impact on the community and technical college system. Meetings were held with trustees, presidents and legislators to learn how they interact. Rebecca particularly enjoyed “hearing testimony on bills and thinking through how that bill, if it passes, would have an impact on the work we do on campus.”
Rebecca came to Bellevue College with an impressive background in instruction and educational leadership. She earned her Ph.D. from Syracuse University, NY, in Cultural Foundations of Education, with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Disability Studies and a Minor in Higher Education. She received her M.Ed. from James Madison University, VA, in Special Education: Learning Disabilities and her B.A. from Miami University, OH, in Political Science.