Northern Wyoming's Higher Ed Under New Leadership

Mar 12, 2019

Walter Tribley was announced as Northern Wyoming Community College District's new president.
Credit Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District announced Walter Tribley will be the district's next president.

Tribley will take over the position from Paul Young, who announced his retirement back in October.

Currently, Tribley is the president of the Monterey Peninsula Community College District in California, a posting he has held since 2012.

Tribley said he was attracted to the position because of the importance of the district to the region.

"It plays a key role for the communities who continue to prosper economically, to bring in new businesses, for students to have high, high, high quality faculty and certainly staff to support them on their way," he said.

Norleen Healy, chair of NWCCD's Board of Trustees, said Tribley's application stood out among the over 45 applicants.

"His application came through immediately…He just kept emerging from everyone as being a very important, top candidate," Healy said.

Tribley said he has specific goals in mind for the district, like looking at adding Bachelor of Applied Science degrees since the legislature approved that during the session.

"This is clearly something the Northern Wyoming Community College District will look into and jump forward with," he said. "We're too far from the bricks and mortars of major universities to not take advantage of that opportunity."

Tribley will begin his new position this summer.