- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - The current vice president at Green River Community College has been named president of Walla Walla Community College.

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports (http://goo.gl/VAakR0 ) that Derek Brandes will succeed current WWCC President Steven VanAusdle, who will retire this summer.

The college board of trustees voted unanimously to hire Brandes on Wednesday.

Brandes is also a former dean of career and technical education at Columbia Basin College.

College officials say he is expected to earn between $199,000 and $205,000. His contract will be negotiated and voted on in the coming weeks.

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Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, http://www.union-bulletin.com

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