Rebekah Woods named president of Columbia Basin College
A 20-year college administrator was chosen Monday morning to head Columbia Basin College in the Tri-Cities.
The board of trustees picked Rebekah Woods as the sixth president of the college, and the first woman to assume the role in its 62-year history.
She will take over for interim President Lee Thornton in November. Her annual salary will be $220,000.
Woods is the provost at Jackson College in Jackson, Mich. A trained attorney, she began her higher education career at a Virginia law school. She moved onto community colleges in 2004 when she became the director of student success at Lansing Community College in Michigan.