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Wenatchee Valley College | 2023-25 Budget Requests

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Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) serves the educational needs of students in a large district the size of Massachusetts. In addition to a robust offering of Bachelor of Applied Science degrees, associate degrees, and certificates on its two campuses in Wenatchee and Omak, the college has a residence hall, 22 student organizations, and seven athletic teams.

By offering affordable and accessible programs, Wenatchee Valley College helps people of every age and background to learn and thrive in today’s economy. Whether students are 16 or 60, just out of high school or working adults, our college prepares them for the next step up in life. As a community college that serves a large number of students of color and students who are the first in their families to attend college, Wenatchee Valley College is key to creating social and economic mobility for people throughout our region.

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Meet Stacey Menley

Stacey Menley graduated with an associate degree in business computer technology in summer 2022. Despite the loss of loved ones and support systems, Stacey survived breast cancer and remained active in school. In fall 2022, she was hired in the WVC Continuing Education department. She is currently earning a bachelor’s degree through the cybersecurity program at Central Washington University.

Legislative Priority: Expand Opportunity for Students and Employers

Fully funding our budget requests will have real returns for students like Stacey Menley and for the communities and employers in our area. Students will learn from competitively-paid experts who choose to work at Wenatchee Valley College rather than pursue higher paying positions with private employers or K-12 schools. Our students will train for careers in robust workforce programs, with modern equipment and learning spaces that mirror their future work environments. We will be able to expand technology to bring a college education to more people in more ways. And, all our students will benefit from an inclusive environment where they are valued, supported and equipped to reach their goals. Wenatchee Valley College will also receive funding to operate and maintain existing facilities, build its Center for Technical Education and Innovation, and design and build its Immersive Technology and Engineering Center.

Our Students

  • Total headcount: 4,281
  • Total full-time equivalent (FTE): 2,432
  • Full-time: 57%
  • Part-time: 43%
  • Students of color: 58%

Operating Budget Estimate

If the system’s operating budget request of $353 million is fully funded, Wenatchee Valley College would receive approximately $3.6 million in additional funding.

Capital Budget Estimate

If the system’s request is fully funded, Wenatchee Valley College will receive approximately $5,066,000 for operation, maintenance, infrastructure, repairs and minor improvements of its existing facilities, $46,471,000 for construction of the Center for Technical Education and Innovation, and $18,790,000 for design and construction of the Immersive Technology and Engineering Center.

Legislative Districts

7, 12


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