The Walla Walla Community College board of trustees has promoted Chad Hickox as the new systemwide president of the school.
Hickox, who served as the acting president since March, succeeds the late Derek Brandes as president. Hickox’s two-year ontract will run through June 30, 2022.
Hickox joined Walla Walla CC in 2018 as the vice president of instruction and later became the executive vice president and provost.
Prior to that, Hickox was the chief academic officer at Helena College in Montana, and worked at South Seattle College. He was a tenured philosophy instructor at Macomb Community College in Michigan.
Hickox has 24 years of experience in higher education – 22 of which have been at the community college level. He has a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University at Buffalo and an undergraduate degree from the College of Idaho. (Lewiston Tribune)