WVC Foundation hosts community meet and greet with WVC president May 19

May 10, 2023

Media Contact:
Rachel Evey, foundation executive director, 509-682-6415
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will host a community meet and greet with WVC President Dr. Faimous Harrison on Friday, May 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The community meet and greet is an informal, drop-in event. The no-host tasting room with beer, wine and cider will be open.

Dr. Harrison is the 13th president since WVC opened in 1939. He began in January 2023 and brings 32 years of experience in higher education. He came to WVC from California State University Stanislaus-Stockton Campus where he was the dean. Harrison also has more than 20 years of experience working in the Washington state community and technical college system.

“WVC works collaboratively with businesses and industries to support and advance innovation, and workforce and economic development,” said Harrison. “I look forward to meeting members of our diverse communities during the meet and greet at the chamber.”

To learn about Dr. Harrison’s accomplishments in his first few months at WVC, visit wvc.edu/President.


The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. The foundation’s mission is to provide equitable access to education and invest in student success through philanthropy. For information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship, or include the WVC Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at wvc.edu/Foundation.

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:

  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu.
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