Senior Administration (President's Cabinet)

Cliff Wittstruck, Ed.D.
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Office: 3011
Phone: 307-382-1714

Dr. Clifford M. Wittstruck, II has been at Western since 2015 and serves as the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for Western Wyoming Community College. Dr. Wittstruck earned a Bachelor of Music in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Dr. Wittstruck taught Music Theory, Ear Training, Arranging, Ensemble, and Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for nine years. He continued his commitment to higher education at McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN serving in various roles including Dean of Academic Affairs and Provost. In addition to his work at his schools of employment, Dr. Wittstruck has served as: a Visiting Evaluator and Region Chair (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) for the National Association of Schools of Music, a member of Minnesota’s P-20 Educational Partnership, President of the Minnesota Career College Association, and is the Past President and former member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Popular Music Education. Dr. Wittstruck has had the opportunity to perform nationally and internationally with Chet Atkins, Bernadette Peters, the Minnesota Orchestra, Jennifer Holliday, Art Garfunkel, and as member of The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band (the house band on A Prairie Home Companion) among others.

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Burt Reynolds
Vice President for Administrative Services
Office: 3033
Phone: 307-382-1621

Prior to joining Western in 2019 as the Vice President for Administrative Services, Wm. Burt Reynolds graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree while working full-time in the banking industry. Three years after graduating, he returned to his alma mater and began serving students at UTSA in the auxiliary services department. While working at UTSA he earned a Master of Business Administration degree and became certified in customer service and auxiliary services by each respective international professional organization. He also served as an elected officer during his tenure as a member of the UTSA Staff Council. Burt served as chair for the National Association of College Auxiliary Services’ Communication Services Committee and Awards Committee. He published articles internationally in leading industry publications and has presented at local and national conferences on auxiliary services. Locally, Burt served as co-chair of the Rock Springs International Day Committee and continues to serve that committee as a member. Burt is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration and a certificate in community college leadership from the University of Wyoming. He and his wife, Ana, have three children attending school in Rock Springs. They all love spending time outdoors and enjoy all that Wyoming and the Rock Springs area have to offer.

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Debbie Baker
Associate Vice President of Finance
Office: 3002
Phone: 307-382-1611

Debbie Baker has been at Western since 2011 and serves as the Associate Vice President of Finance for Western Wyoming Community College. Debbie earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado. In addition to her MBA, she is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since April of 2001 and a CPA in Wyoming since 2011. Debbie was a audit manager at Forvis CPA firm for nine years where she focused on Governmental and NFP clients, with several higher education institutions. She continued her career as the Assistant CFO of RSNB Bankcorp in Rock Springs, Wyoming before coming to the College. In addition to her career, Debbie has served: on the Board of the Wyoming Community Foundation for Rock Springs, the Board of Theaterworks, the Allocations Committee for Pikes Peak United Way and as a volunteer for food distribution and in a youth homeless center among others.

Mark Rembacz
Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
Office: 3050A
Phone: 307-382-1899

Mark Rembacz is the Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and has been at Western since 2000. He manages an office that is responsible for institution wide data collection, state & Federal reporting, assessment of student learning, program review and project management. He also serves as the college’s Accreditation Liaison Officer. Prior to his current position Mark has served in variety of roles at Western, including, Advising, Career Service and Retention & Completion. He has also taught a wide range of courses as an adjunct faculty. Mark has a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in History. When he is not working, he enjoys anything outdoors, but is particularly passionate about fly-fishing.


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Amy Murphy
Dean of Outreach and Workforce Development
Office: 1351A
Phone: 307-382-1616

Amy Murphy is the dean of Outreach and Workforce Education at Western Wyoming Community College. Her background consists of being in workforce development for over 30 years overseeing the entire non-credit programs including customized contract training, professional development workshops, continuing education, and Kids College. Ms. Murphy has developed strategic employer partnerships that has resulted in the development of career training programs to provide a highly skilled workforce. Ms. Murphy has a Master’s in Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Management with a specialization from Eastern Illinois University. She has also received certification from Learning Resource Network (LERN) as a certified program planner and certified eMarketing professional.

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Dustin Conover, Ed.D.
Dean of Students
Office: 2006
Phone: 307-382-1644

Dr. Conover has been at Western Wyoming Community College since 2004. He has served in multiple positions including GEAR UP Director, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish, Director of Housing & Student Life, and Dean of Students. He began his college career at Western as a student and was involved in many parts of campus as a Resident Assistant, Student Government Association Senator, Student Ambassador, and Peer Tutor. Dr. Conover earned his Associate's Degree from Western Wyoming Community College in Communications, his Bachelor's Degree from Chadron State College in Spanish, his Master's Degree from the University of Wyoming in Spanish, and his Doctorate Degree from Capella University in Educational Leadership and Management. When he is not on-campus and engaging with students, Dr. Conover loves hanging out with his wife and four boys, playing basketball, or enjoying the outdoors. He is a huge sports fanatic and loves the New York Yankees, the Denver Broncos, the Utah Jazz, the Wyoming Cowboys, and the Western Wyoming Mustangs!

Derek Robinson
Director of Information Technology Services
Office: 1310
Phone: 307-382-1896

Biography coming soon!

President's Cabinet Commitments:

  • Confidentiality: Keep information confidential when needed
  • Good Stewards of the College: Set aside personal agendas, be dedicated, align with the Strategic Plan
  • Open and Honest Communication: Be honest, speak up, personal responsibility
  • Respect and Care for Each Other: Demonstrate active listening and openness to others’ viewpoints, be prepared, respect and accept each other
  • Unified Voice: Support the decision and follow through

President's Cabinet Values:

  • Ethics
  • High Performance
  • Honesty and Authenticity
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Student-Focused
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Trust

President's Cabinet Goals:
By August 2023, we want to improve confidence in senior leadership (President’s Cabinet) as measured by the Great Colleges to Work For survey.  Using the Carnegie Classification, we aim to improve percentages for the following survey questions:

Q27: Clear direction
Q37: Genuine interest in wellbeing
Q41: Communicates openly
Q45: Believe what I am told
Q52: Well-run institution

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