We are WACCT

We are the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees – WACCT; we are one unified voice for Wyoming’s community colleges

About Wacct

WACCT is a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) organization of community college governing boards, representing 58 elected trustees who govern Wyoming’s eight community colleges. Our trustees serve as members and work collaboratively with the college presidents. Erin Taylor serves as our Executive Director.

Our mission is to present a unified vision and voice on behalf of the eight Wyoming community colleges boards of trustees, to promote their mutual interests in continued quality, strength, vitality, leadership development, and effectiveness of its member colleges.

The Wacct Team

Board Officers

Input and representation for all Wyoming community colleges are essential elements of WACCT’s success in advocacy and education. Our governing board is designed to ensure that each college is represented and that the needs of our member trustees are met.

The WACCT governing board is made up of two trustees from each college. Board members are selected by their colleges’ Board of Trustees.

Regina Clark

Regina Clark

President

Western Wyoming
Community College

Kathy Dolan

Kathy Dolan

Vice President

Casper College

Judith Bartmann

Judith Bartmann

Secretary

Eastern Wyoming College

Don Erickson

Don Erickson

Treasurer

Laramie County
Community College

Board Members

Steve Degenfelder

Steve Degenfelder

Casper College

Ernie Over

Ernie Over

Central Wyoming College

Craig Tolman

Craig Tolman

Central Wyoming College

Thomas McCreery

Thomas McCreery

Eastern Wyoming College

Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer

Gillette Community
College District

Nello Williams

Nello Williams

Gillette Community
College District

Bob Salazar

Bob Salazar

Laramie County Community College

Norleen Healy

Norleen Healy

Northern Wyoming
Community College District

Erin Kilbride

Erin Kilbride

Northern Wyoming Community College District

Tara Kuipers

Tara Kuipers

Northwest College

Mark Wurzel

Mark Wurzel

Northwest College

Veronica Donaldson

Veronica Donaldson

Western Wyoming Community College

WACCT Staff

Erin Taylor

Executive Director

Erin Taylor of Taylor Strategies & Consulting, LLC, Cheyenne, has more than 20 years of experience working in the public policy arena at the federal, state, and local levels. She earned an undergraduate in economics and her Master of Science in regulatory and environmental economics from the University of Wyoming.

Erin has received several prestigious awards and recognitions over the term of her career, including:

 

  • President, Wyoming Business Alliance, 2020-
  • Vice President, Wyoming Business Alliance, 2018-2020
  • Wyoming Business Report’s Women of Influence Award 2013, Nonprofit Category
  • 2011 Delegate to the American Council of Young Political Leaders exchange to Pakistan and India
  • Served Governor appointments to the Wyoming Arts Council and Wyoming Lottery Corporation
  • Graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management, a professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Nominated to attend U.S. Senate Women’s Leadership Summit, 2008
  • Nominated to attend U.S. Senate Leadership Summit for Young Professionals, 2006
  • Named one of Wyoming’s 40 Under 40, 2008
  • Graduate of Leadership Wyoming, 2006

In her role at WACCT, Erin works tirelessly to elevate the awareness of Wyoming’s Community Colleges and advocate for their needs.

Get to Know Wyoming’s Community Colleges

Casper College is one of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the region, with more
than 140 academic transfer and
technical career programs, and 147 degree and certificate programs.

With a main campus in Riverton and outreach centers in Lander, Jackson, and Dubois, Central Wyoming College offers certificate programs, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.

Located in Torrington with outreach programs in Converse, Crook, Niobrara, Platte, and Weston counties, Eastern Wyoming College offers programs aimed at helping students learn a new career or transfer to a four-year program.

Gillette College has 30+ academic programs to choose from and they strongly encourage connection with local businesses for career opportunities.

With campuses in Cheyenne and Laramie and an outreach center in Pine Bluffs, Laramie County Community College offers a wide range of academic, career / technical, and community education programs.

Sheridan College ties their academic priorities to the local economy and community, maintaining a strong commitment to programs that fulfill the needs of industries in the region.

Located in Powell with an outreach center in Cody, Northwest College offers a variety of academic programs and activities, as well as career advising.

Located in Rock Springs, Western Wyoming Community College offers two-year transfer degrees, two-year occupational degrees, and 1- and 2-semester occupational certificates for those who want to learn new skills or plan to directly enter the workforce.