The partnerships involved in the Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA) are critical to its success. Four partners helped develop the Academy and are ongoing sponsors of the program, each providing a representative to the WELA Advisory Board.
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
The community and technical college system in Washington is governed by a state-level Board of Trustees
and coordinated by members of the State Board staff. Both board and staff members participated in founding the
Academy Advisory group.
Learn more about the SBCTC
Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges (WACTC)
The presidents of all system colleges form the group that guides implementation of state policy
within the system, known by most as "WACTC." Three college presidents participated in the founding
and development of the program.
Learn more about the WACTC
Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT)
Trustees from all colleges in the Washington State system participate in a state-wide organization
designed to enhance their ability to serve as trustees. Two ACT presidents participated in the
development of the program.
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The ASSOCIATION of Washington Community and Technical College Administrators
The "ASSOCIATION" is a professional development organization developed by and for administrators in the Washington State
community and technical college system. It keeps administrators current with significant issues in higher education through three
conferences each year that combine nationally recognized speakers with local system experts. In 1998 it began developing programs to
develop the skills and performance of system administrators. The ASSOCIATION runs a leadership development program for mid-level
administrators called "Leading from the Middle."
Learn more about The Association