Meet the Leadership Team

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. 

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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, 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, Assistant 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.

 

Jay Frank has served as Assistant Vice President for Communications and External Relations at Columbia Basin College since August 2020.

Jay graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from The City College of New York, where he also co-captained the Beavers’ men’s basketball team. Jay enjoyed a 13-year career as a television news anchor before accepting the role of Director of Community Relations for Yakima Valley College in 2017.

Jay originated “Orgullo Comunitario,” a popular weekly news segment on KUNW-TV Univision celebrating Latino achievement in higher education. He is especially motivated to help families new to the United States understand the affordability and accessibility of a community college education. 

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