Dr. Clifford M. Wittstruck, II has been at Western since 2015 and currently serves as the Interim Vice President for Student Learning for Western Wyoming Community College; he also continues to serve as the Dean of Academic Affairs. 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 Berkley 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 currently serves on 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.
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 currently serves as chair for the National Association of College Auxiliary Services’ Communication Services Committee. He published articles internationally in leading industry publications and has presented at local and national conferences on auxiliary services. 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.
Joy Adams serves as the Associate Vice President of Human Resources for Western Wyoming Community College. Ms. Adams hails from Tennessee and before relocating to join Western in 2017, she held positions in human resources management and risk management within the recreation segment of the hospitality industry, providing her the opportunity to work in all areas of human resources including business management, leadership and strategy, talent planning and acquisition, learning and development, total rewards, and employee relations and engagement. Ms. Adams earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Wyoming. She is certified through the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and through the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ms. Adams is proud to be a part of the Sweetwater County community and to serve the faculty, staff, and students at Western. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and delights in the outdoor beauty of Wyoming.