A Message from the President
On April 13, 2015, Wayne Community College suffered an unparalleled tragedy when a gunman entered the College’s print shop and killed veteran employee Ronald Dwight Lane, Jr. Words cannot express how saddened the College community is at Ron’s loss. He will be missed. Our continued thoughts and prayers are extended to his family.
The College’s trustees, administration, faculty and staff, and students offer a sincere thank you to the local and state public safety agencies who responded during and following the crisis. Local city and county law enforcement provided all the necessary steps to ensure that the campus was safe and that the assailant was captured. We also thank the community, the state, and the nation for the amazing outpouring of support. Your positive thoughts and deeds have and will continue to sustain the College.
Please be reassured that the College will continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for students, employees, and visitors. Wayne Community College has a strong safety record and continuously stresses appropriate safety measures and practices. WCC students and employees are to be commended for following the safety and emergency protocols provided and practiced for just such an incident.
It will take Wayne Community College some time to return to normal, albeit, a “new normal,” but the heinous act of the past week will not weaken this institution. Instead, the College will continue to provide quality education and workforce training to its students and the community it serves. It will continue to provide a variety of support services to its students and employees. WCC will continue to improve and exercise its safety measures. The College will continue with innovative practices that lead to our students’ successes. And the College will emerge even stronger!!!
Thank you for your continued support as Wayne Community College’s students and employees heal.
Dr. Kay H. Albertson, President, Wayne Community College