Barrett Talks About Values, Dreams in Presentation

Presidential candidate Dr. Leah Barrett says students are what make a college strong. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Presidential candidate Dr. Leah Barrett says students are what make a college strong. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The students are what make a college strong.

That's according to Dr. Leah Barrett, the first of three presidential finalists to speak at a public forum Monday at Sheridan College.

Barrett talked about the role of community colleges and the college president.

Barrett said the president's role at a college includes being a role model in providing a community where all students feel welcome.

Originally from Newcastle, Barrett was hired by the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which operates Sheridan and Gillette colleges and the Johnson County campus, in February 2016.

She started work at Northern Wyoming in July of that year as vice president for student affairs. Before coming to Sheridan, Barrett was with the State University of New York, College at Brockport, first as assistant vice president for student affairs and later as associate vice president for enrollment management and student affairs.

The Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees will meet with, and discuss, the three presidential candidate finalists in an executive session Tuesday.

No action will be taken at this time, according to the agenda for that meeting.

Some of the audience at Barrett's presentation. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Some of the audience at Barrett's presentation. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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