Our Leadership

President's Welcome

  President Rebekah Woods

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to the Columbia Basin College (CBC) website. Whether you are preparing to transfer to a university, pursuing a career or skilled trades program, or participating in courses for personal or professional enrichment, your success is our top priority.

CBC has been dedicated to delivering academic excellence to the Tri-Cities for over 60 years through more than 100 certificate, associate and applied bachelor degree programs. We know that creating a successful learning environment is about more than just transferring knowledge. It’s about recognizing students as individuals and providing the support they need to accomplish their goals and dreams. That’s why we focus on smaller class sizes, student tutoring, assigned completion coaches and extensive support services.

There are countless reasons why CBC may be the right choice for you. We offer a wide range of programs, degrees and certificates instructed by exemplary faculty at an affordable price. We take great pride in our campuses, and offer exciting opportunities for student life including numerous student clubs, activities and sports.

All of us at CBC look forward to helping you succeed and accomplish your dreams. It is an investment that will most certainly last you a lifetime. I hope to see you on campus soon.

Go Hawks!

Dr. Rebekah Woods Signature
Dr. Rebekah Woods
CBC's President

Board of Trustees

Purpose of the Board
The Board of Trustees acts as the governing body of Columbia Basin College. On behalf of the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties, the board ensures that CBC (a) achieves appropriate results for the appropriate recipients at an appropriate cost and (b) avoids unacceptable activities, conditions and decisions. The board ensures that CBC continues to fulfill its mission of promoting academic excellence and educational completion in our community by overseeing policies & procedures, financial integrity and general management of the college. The board is made up of five trustees who are appointed by the governor of Washington State.

Meet the Board

Re-appointed October 2015. Duke Mitchell was Board Chair, 2012-13, and 2013-2014. Retired Project Controls professional (budget, cost, schedule, performance measures, contract administration/support), Hanford Nuclear Reservation (18 years). Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel (20 years active duty). BS, Management, U.S. Air Force Academy; MS, Safety & Systems Management, University of Southern California (USC). Current: Chair, Richland Public Library Board of Trustees, 2011-13; Life Member, USAF Academy Association of Graduates; Life Member, Military Officers Association of America. Former member: The American Legion, Benton City/Richland Chapter; member, WSU Tri-Cities Advisory Council of Community Leaders, 2011-13. Treasurer, Tri-Cities-based Afro Americans for an Academic Society. Spouse: Janet, two children.


Appointed October 2012. Enrolled Agent Tax Preparer/Business Consultant. BS, Mechanical Engineering. Current: Board Member, United Way; Operations Chairman and Board Member, Columbia Basin Badger Club; Member, National Association of Tax Preparers. Former: Alumni Chair, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Spouse: Avonté, two children.


Appointed October 2013. Commissioner, Franklin County PUD. BA, Hotel Administration, WSU. Current Member: Energy Northwest Bd. of Dir.; Washington Public Utility District Association; Policy Maker Council, American Public Power Association; Northwest Public Power Association; Pasco Chamber of Commerce; Sun Willow Homeowner Association; Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce; Washington Wheat Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Former: Washington Wine Commission; Washington Horticulture Association; Elks of Colfax; Washington Wine Grape Growers Association; Washington Potato Association; Sigma Iota Honorary Hotel Fraternity. Spouse: Laura, one child.


Appointed January 2015. Attorney, Kuffel, Hultgrenn, Klashke, Shea & Ellerd, LLP, Pasco, WA. University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, Juris Doctor, May 2011; Arizona State University, BA Political Science. Current Member: of the Bar; State of Washington, admitted 2011; Bar, United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington, admitted 2011; Benton/Franklin County Bar Association; Board of Directors, Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities. She lives in Richland with her husband and two daughters.


Appointed January 2020. Senior Vice President of Projects, Second Harvest Inland Northwest, Pasco, WA. Washington State University, Pullman, BA Apparel Merchandising & Textiles. Past Board Service and Current Member: Powerful Connections, Tri-Cities, WA; Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Pasco, WA. Past Board Service and Past Member: National Association of Insurance Women, Twin Falls, ID; Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Pullman, WA. Holly lives in Richland with her husband Josh.


2019-20 Board Meetings

Meetings are open to the public.

  • August 23, 2019 (Board Retreat) at 9 am
  • September 9, 2019 at 4 pm
  • October 14, 2019 at 4 pm
  • November 4, 2019 at 4 pm
  • December 9, 2019 at 4 pm
  • January 13, 2020 at 4 pm
  • February 3, 2020 at 7:30 am
  • March 9, 2020 at 7:30 am
  • April 13, 2020 (Cancelled) at 7:30 am
  • May 11, 2020 at 4 pm
  • June 8, 2020 at 4 pm
  • July 2020 - No meeting
  • August 21, 2020 (Board Retreat) at 9 am



Board of Trustees Packets

Board Bylaws                        Board Policies

Meet CBC's Leadership Team

Rebekah Woods became the sixth president for CBC in November 2017. Prior to joining CBC, she was the Provost at Jackson College in Jackson, Michigan. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education and earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Juris Doctor from Regent University.

She serves on various local boards and organizations including the Tri-City Development Council, Visit Tri-Cities, Washington State STEM Education Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties, Pasco Kiwanis and Watson’s Paws for the Cause.

Dr. Woods believes in the transformational power of an education and is committed to meeting the educational needs of the Tri-Cities and helping all students succeed at CBC. 

Tyrone Brooks is currently the Special Advisor to the President for Administrative Services at Columbia Basin College (CBC). CBC is a Hispanic Serving Institution and comprehensive community college serving the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties. With an annual student enrollment of 11,000 and an annual operating budget of $53 million, CBC provides credentials to meet the evolving needs of the Tri-Cities including: high school diploma, GED, professional and technical certificates, and Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees. 

He previously served as the Vice President of Administration (2015 - 2020), Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services (2008-2015), Senior Director Administrative Operations & Capital Planning (2006-2010) and Manager of Business Operations & Assistant Director for University Residences (2003-2006) with the University of Idaho. He has a B.S. in General Studies and M.S. in Economics from the University of Nevada at Reno. He also has a Certificate of Non-Profit Management from the University of Nevada at Reno and is a member of many professional organizations.

Brian Dexter is currently serving as interim VP of Administration at Columbia Basin College (CBC). He started his professional journey at CBC in 1997 as a student worker and began working for the College full-time in 1999 in Information Services doing software support. He's served in many roles over the years including Network Manager, Director of Information Services, Assitant Vice President for Infrastructure Services and Assistant Vice President for Administrative Operations.

Brian earned his Associate in Arts, Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management degrees from CBC.

Brian is passionate about his work at CBC because fiscal and infrastructure stewardship aren’t about making sure the College has what it needs for students today, it’s about making sure CBC can provide what students will need for the next 15, 30 or even 50 years. He has been learning and growing at CBC for the last 23 years and wants to do that until he retires. He also wants to help create a place that people want to come for education and work, and to generally enrich our community.

Camilla Glatt joined CBC in August of 2004 as Vice President for Human Resources & Legal Affairs. Previous to CBC, she practiced law in the private sector with a focus on employment and labor law, including counseling employers and human resources professionals on legal compliance, conducting investigations, providing training and negotiation of contracts and agreements.

Camilla earned an Associate of Arts degree from CBC, Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Washington State University and Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga Law School. She's a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Association of Title IX Administrators, National Association of College and University Attorneys and Society for Human Resources Managers.

As a graduate of CBC, she recognizes CBC's contribution toward her educational goals and degree attainment. She is both proud and humbled to contribute towards CBC’s mission of student success and completion and support of CBC Hawks! 

Michael Lee began teaching English and Literature at CBC in September of 1999. In his current role, he serves as the Vice President for Instruction. Prior to coming to CBC, he taught at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington, and Henan Medical University in Zhangzhou, China. While teaching at CBC, he's completed a Ph.D. in English and the Teaching of English from Idaho State University.

Currently he serves on the Benton Franklin Workforce Development Council and also serves on the advisory boards for the College of Education at Washington State University Tri-Cities and for the Culinary Program at Tri-Tech Skills Center. 

Michael works to support opportunities for positive interactions between faculty members and students that foster educational growth for all students at CBC.

Cheryl Holden has been a proud CBC Hawk since 2001 and began serving as the Vice President for Student Services in 2017. Previously, she served as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Registrar and Director for Student Records and Running Start here at CBC. Cheryl earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and her Master of Arts in Management from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She spent over 15 years in the K through 12 education system before joining the team at CBC.

As the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at CBC for 13 years, Cheryl held a 70% winning record in overall play and feels honored to own five East Region titles. She is one of only two coaches to win four Northwest Athletic Conference Championships in her career. Cheryl had the privilege of being named East Region Coach of the Year five times and NWAC Coach of the year four times. She loves basketball. She loves CBC. And she’s very proud to be a member of the NWAC Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Jason Engle joined the CBC leadership team in 2016. Before CBC, he worked in the Office of Educational Accountability at the State of Wisconsin and in Research and Evaluation at the Madison Metropolitan School District (Madison, WI). He have a Masters of Public Affairs in Education Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.

CBC's Organizational Learning/Institutional Research supports student success by organizing and disseminating information to help make better decisions throughout the college. A flagship of this effort is the establishment and expansion of the “Jedi Project” – where he disseminates enrollment, program and student performance throughout CBC.


Darlene Scrivner began her career at CBC in August of 2017. Prior to joining CBC, she worked for Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities for 11 years, holding positions in the Education Department, Career Services, Professional Programs and was the Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services. She has over 13 years experience in higher education and earned a Master’s in Educational Leadership from WSU.

Most recently, she served on the Board of Administrative Professionals of Tri-Cities and was a Guardian Ad Litem. While at WSU Tri-Cities she helped create the Woman of Distinction program and became a recipient of the 2018 Woman of Distinction award. She's a former member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

As a first generation non-traditional student she's sensitive to the unique challenges students face in order to complete a degree. Every individual has a story and it’s especially important for student’s to have a sense of belonging at CBC in order to be successful. She believes her work at CBC is a calling, and her super power is listening and being present with individuals she interacts with (especially students), so they feel heard and seen.

2015 - 2020 Strategic Plan

At Columbia Basin College (CBC), student success comes first. We demonstrate commitment to success, access and equity by focusing on retention and completion; being a national leader in innovative student learning approaches and outcomes; and providing a welcoming environment with engaged peers, faculty and staff. With effective strategic planning, we prioritize student needs, a reflection of our student-centered mission and vision.

Strategic Plan

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Institutional Research & Organizational Learning

The mission of Institutional Research and  Organizational Learning is to provide research, evaluation and reporting to inform institutional decision-making. The department provides data visualization through advanced analytics platforms, data training, analytics support, and reporting to external and internal stakeholders.

Our vision is to provide more widespread knowledge, access to data and research, and expertise to support CBC’s mission of student success. 

Core Functions:

  • Engage in theory-based, evidence-driven research to meet anticipated planning, reporting, and administrative needs.
  • Provide high quality data to various entities across campus, institutional grants, program review, survey research, and other areas requiring analytical relief.
  • Support and uphold an environment of diversity, fairness, equity & inclusion, and sustainability at CBC.


CBC Students


  • Phone:509-547-0511

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

Students walking around CBC's Pasco campus