Interim President Selected


Scott Ward, Interim President

The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Scott Ward as interim president, following the retirement of former president Charles Dillon.

The college’s trustees approved Ward, who is the vice president of administrative services and has served as acting president since September, to fill the interim role at its December meeting.

“It is a distinct honor and privilege to be asked to serve this great college in this transitional role. There are many challenges and opportunities ahead, but with the help of our students, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees and community members; the future of the college is indeed bright,” stated Ward. “We will rise to even greater heights as we serve our students and the communities within our district and surrounding areas.”

Ward has been employed at the college since August 2009. Prior to coming to the college, Ward served for eight years as the assistant campus dean at the University of Wisconsin Marinette. From February 1993 to August 2001, he served in various positions at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
In 1991, Ward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in security/business administration from Northern Michigan University where he graduated magna cum laude. His Master of Business Administration degree (1996) is from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

“We welcome the expertise, experience, and leadership that Scott brings to the position. His results-oriented approach and ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role during this transitional period for the college,” said James Jensen, chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Ward will fill the position until a new president is selected to serve the college.

Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations