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Rose Bellanca

President, Washtenaw Community College

Ballanca-Rose-editRose Bellanca is the fourth president of Washtenaw Community College (WCC), and the first woman to lead the institution since it was founded in 1965. WCC recently initiated a first-of-its-kind Advanced Transportation Center that aims to prepare the future and existing workforce for the emerging needs of the advanced transportation industry.

Bellanca is an advocate for partnerships and innovative programs that provide education, enrichment and economic development. She served as past chair of the Region Nine Talent Council, which is part of the state of Michigan’s Prosperity Initiative. She also serves on the executive committee for Ann Arbor SPARK and is a former board member for the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development and the Licensure Committee for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).