Northern Wyoming Community College District has announced its campus in Gillette will now be under new leadership. Janell Oberlander has been selected as the new vice president and CEO for Gillette College, replacing Mark Englert.
After working in higher education across the West, from Montana to South Dakota to Colorado, Oberlander will be returning to her childhood home. She’s a graduate of Campbell County High School.
Dr. Paul Young, president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, said there was a strong field of applicants, but Oberlander’s over 20 years of professional experience and her roots in Wyoming made her stand out.
"The Gillette background, the experience helping to reach and helping students to succeed in other communities and other states, and her experience as a lead administrator on a campus," Young explained, "were the three things that made a winning package you might say for me."
Oberlander holds her Master of Counseling from Idaho State University and her Bachelor of Science in Society and Technology from Montana Tech. She'll step into her new role at the end of August.