Tacoma Community College names new president

Tacoma Community College has named its next president.

Sheila K. Ruhland accepted the position and will start at the school in March, according to a release from TCC.

Ruhland was one of three finalists to visit the school this month for public interviews. She will replace Pamela Transue, who announced she would retire at the end of the year after 17 years in the job.

“Dr. Ruhland impressed the campus and the board with her energy, passion and experience,” the chairwoman of the school’s board of trustees, Liz Dunbar, said in the release. “She is deeply committed to student success, and we look forward to her dynamic leadership.”

Ruhland has been president of Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, since 2011. She previously worked as vice president of instruction at Rockingham Community College in North Carolina.