Jean Way spent most of her professional career working with the public and students, so transitioning to manager of Western Nevada Collegeâ€™s Douglas campus created a perfect fit.
Way began her duties as campus manager prior to classes opening for spring semester on Monday, Jan. 25. Sheâ€™ll provide students with enrollment forms and answer questions regarding registration.
â€œI was attracted to the position of office manager at the Douglas Campus because it gives me an opportunity to help students with the enrollment and registration process,â€ Way said. â€œI enjoy working with the public and with students, and want to assist them however I can.â€
Way will be available to assist students at the campus from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Prior to settling in Gardnerville in 2012, Way devoted most of her professional career to the travel industry. She worked as an agent, a branch manager and as a director of travel for two AAA clubs for 15 years. Way also served as a teacher for a year and worked for American Airlines.
Way received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Vermont while majoring in French and minoring in Spanish and history. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree with a focus in marketing from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.
Prior to retiring, Way shared her travel industry knowledge with AAA employees in Southern California who wanted to become travel agents.
â€œI developed curriculum, taught classes and shared my extensive travel experiences with students,â€ she said.
Way also works as a volunteer for the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.
To contact the Douglas campus, phone 775-782-2413. Wayâ€™s extension is 5223, or email her at Jean.Way@wnc.edu.