Wayne Community College has hired Tiffany Creech to manage its grants program.
Creech, who had spent the last 12 years working with the Wayne County Development Alliance, is filling the position of Director of Grant Development and Management.
“WCC is excited to announce the addition of Tiffany Creech to its team of dedicated institutional effectiveness professionals,” said College President Thomas A. Walker Jr. “Creech’s extensive background supporting the existing industry partners of Wayne County brings a wealth of information into the college, allowing it to streamline its approach to targeted growth in support of the county’s current, and future, workforce needs.”
“I am very excited to join the Bison team as the director of grants development and management,” said Creech. “There are a lot of exciting things happening here at the College that involve our industries – things that will benefit them in the area of workforce development and I am very glad to be a part of those efforts.”
“The process of writing and managing grants over the past several years for our existing industries has helped to prepare me for this position. The business relationships I’ve built through the years with our industry leaders will transition with me here to the college and I look forward to continuing to work on their behalf,” Creech said.
She will be tasked with finding key grant funding opportunities to tie workforce development needs to WCC programming.
Between 2016 and 2020, Creech either wrote the applications for or managed the implementation of more than $70 million of projected private investment, plus over $4.5 million in state and local grant-funded matches.
Creech’s position is an essential component of the college’s Institutional Effectiveness Department under the leadership of Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Chief of Staff Dorothy Moore and Vice President of Academic and Student Services Patricia Pfeiffer.
“Ms. Creech’s experience managing funded projects at this level will further the college’s efforts to identify and create partnerships to expand existing programs through targeted funding requests,” Walker said.
“No single person has as much firsthand experience supporting the local business and industry partners of Wayne County, and as such, no single person is better suited to help the college understand their needs, and how it can continue to lead the region in student success and programmatic excellence,” said Charles Gaylor, WCC associate vice president of human resources, marketing, safety, and compliance.