Westchester Community College has appointed Vanessa Morest as its provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Morest, a former dean at Norwalk Community College, will take over the role in the summer following a year-long search process.
“Dr. Morest offers broad expertise in expanding programs for college access and success, which is a skill set well aligned with the college’s mission and strategic plan for continued innovation across multiple areas,” WCC President Belinda Miles said.
Prior to joining Norwalk in 2006, Morest served as assistant director for postsecondary research at the Community College Research Center, a research institute based in Manhattan. Morest has also taught as an adjunct faculty member in sociology at Norwalk and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Morest earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in sociology of education from Teachers College, Columbia University.