White House Author
Vice President and Dean, Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Westchester Community College
Teresita Wisell is Vice President and Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Westchester Community College. In that role, she oversees the Gateway Center, a facility opened in 2010 to expand educational programs and services to the local community. Among other things, the facility offers English language classes, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs, and citizenship and civic education. Since 2011, the College has offered free civics education to over 250 residents of the county. Of those participating, 60% have applied for citizenship, and 96% of those who have applied have been naturalized.