For more than thirty years R. Wayne Branch, PhD counseled and advised students, parents, educators and policy makers across the United States. His published articles, journal contributions, conference appearances and mentorship of future leaders have informed colleges', universities' and training programs' efforts to strengthen the connection between education and training and the world of work.
His positions include director of counseling and career service, Dutchess Community College; vice president for student affairs, Community College of Philadelphia; president, Community College of Baltimore County Essex; and president, Clark College (Vancouver, WA). He has taught at Duquesne University, State University of New York at New Paltz, and Towson University. He earned a bachelor's in sociology from West Virginia State College. The University of Pittsburgh granted his master's and doctoral degrees in counselor education.
A former W.K. Kellogg Leadership Fellow, Dr. Branch has served on numerous boards and task forces including, but not limited to, the National Association of Community Colleges board and the American Council on Education's Commission on Access and Equity in Higher Education.