WHEELING, W.VA – West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angela Hawk as the new Vice President for Learning. Dr. Hawk steps into this role following her tenure as Director of Assessment at WVNCC.

Dr. Hawk is a first-generation college student from Stockton, California, relocating to Wheeling in 2020. As the Director of Assessment for WVNCC the past four years, she successfully guided the College through the assessment components of its recent 10-year comprehensive evaluation and helped achieve accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. Dr. Hawk earned her doctorate in U.S. History at the University of California, Irvine, where she specialized in the history of mental illness and its treatment. Her dissertation, supported by nearly $70,000 in grant funding, included a nationally competitive ACLS/Mellon fellowship, explored the international connections of a Gold Rush-era mental institution in her hometown. Dr. Hawk went on to serve as a full-time faculty member in History and International Studies at California State University, Long Beach, excelling in faculty governance, assessment, and curriculum development. She recently completed her Higher Education Assessment Specialist Graduate Certificate from James Madison University.

“We are excited to continue to work with Dr. Hawk in her new capacity as the Vice President for Learning,” commented WVNCC President Dr. Mosser. “Dr. Hawk’s extensive experience in higher education, leadership and assessment will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success of our institution.”

In her new role, Dr. Hawk will continue to collaborate closely with faculty, staff, and administrators to oversee teaching and learning for the College. Dr. Hawk is responsible for the College’s Office of Academic Affairs including over 70 faculty and staff positions.

“I am deeply honored to serve as the Vice President for Learning at WVNCC,” said Hawk. “WVNCC has a strong commitment to student success, and I look forward to continuing to work with our dedicated faculty and staff to enhance our educational programs and assessment practices.”

West Virginia Northern Community College’s mission is to educate and empower individuals to achieve academic and career goals, leading to a highly skilled, well-rounded, and accomplished workforce which successfully competes and adapts in a global economy. The College responds to the needs of the region it serves by offering a high-quality learning environment that is accessible, safe, and accommodating while nurturing teamwork and community service. Founded in 1972, WVNCC is comprised of three campuses situated in New Martinsville, Weirton and Wheeling.