EWC announces new VP for Academic Services

Michelle Landa

Dr. Michelle Landa, EWC’s appointment to Vice President for Academic Services who will begin in July.

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that Dr. Michelle Landa has been hired as the Vice President for Academic Services.  Dr. Landa will begin in July.

“I am honored and privileged to have been selected to join the EWC family,” shared Dr. Landa.  “While visiting the campus it was evident that the faculty and staff share my passion for student success. I am excited to embark on this academic journey and transmit my energy to working alongside students and the dedicated Learning Services Team. ‘It’s a great decision’ for me and I look forward to building relationships with faculty, staff, students, President Patterson and his leadership team in discovering all the possibilities to forge new futures at Eastern Wyoming College.”

Her EdD in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University was earned in 2012, a Master of Art from Seton Hall University in 2006 in Strategic Communication & Leadership and a Bachelor of Art from California State University, Bakersfield in Communication.  Dr. Landa taught Communication and Speech courses from 2005 through 2012 at Taft College, Bakersfield College and College of Western Idaho.

More recently, she is currently serving as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, OR where she has also served as the Director of Institutional Research.  Landa also served as the Director of Institutional Research at College of Western Idaho from 2010-2012.  At Brown Mackie College, she was the Dean of Instruction, Student Services and Institutional Effectiveness from 2008-2010.

Dr. Landa also has professional consulting experience.  Since 2003 she has been the principle consultant for Effectual Business Services, LLC which offers services in curriculum development, accreditation consulting, technology solutions, strategic planning as well as facilitation and professional development services.

“We are very pleased and excited to have Dr. Landa join us at EWC.  She brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the position and appears to be a very good fit for our community.  We trust that she will continue to lead our academic services as Dr. Ludwig has so ably done,” added Dr. Patterson, EWC President.

Dr. Landa will replace Dr. Dee Ludwig who is retiring after a 27 year career at the College.  Dr. Ludwig first joined EWC in the classroom and then moved into academic leadership roles where she was instrumental in the development of the Outreach areas for the College, distance education and capital construction.