WVC names new Vice President of Student Affairs

August 18, 2023

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Jennifer Korfiatis, WVC interim public information officer, (509) 682-6436

Wenatchee Valley College has named Dr. Diana Garza as the new Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Garza will begin in her new role on Monday, Sept. 11.

Dr. Diana GarzaDr. Garza has over 21 years of experience in higher education, most recently working as the Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Engineering at Boise State University. She also recently completed her term as a Leadership Academy Fellow/La Academia de Liderazgo through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. She has a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Northwest Nazarene University.

The Vice President of Student Affairs position was created in lieu of replacing the Vice President of Student Services position previously held by Dr. Chio Flores. It oversees student services, including registration and admission, financial aid, counseling, athletics, student and campus life, Student Recreation Center and educational planning services. Dr. Flores is now the president of Pierce College’s Puyallup campus.

“This position was created with the goal of serving students holistically during their time at WVC,” said WVC President Dr. Faimous Harrison. “Dr. Garza has a breadth of experience in higher education and a unique perspective as a first-generation college student, making her a great fit for this role.”


Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for all students and employees and provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Learn more at wvc.edu.

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 state 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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