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Dr. Rebecca Stout named Executive Director of the Center for Workplace Learning

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Dr. Rebecca Stout, Executive Director of the Center for Workplace Learning

Dr. Rebecca Stout has been named the Executive Director of the Center for Workplace Learning. Dr. Stout has over 25 years of experience, with a background focused on higher education.

She holds a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership/Higher Education, a Masters Degree in Behavioral Science and a Bachelor’s degree in History/Literature all from the University of Houston- Clear Lake.

Dr. Dava Washburn, Vice President of Instruction says, “We are delighted to appoint Dr. Stout to this position. Her previous experience combined with her proven ability in developing partnerships and identifying opportunities for training will help build on the past success of the CWL and contribute to the exciting future for the college.”

Dr. Stout comes to Grayson from Augusta Technical College, where she served as the Vice President of Economic Development. While at Augusta Tech, Dr. Stout designed a sustainable funding model and training for a micro-enterprise entrepreneurial center in partnership with the Augusta downtown development authority. She also created Nuclear Operators apprentice pathways and fostered the creation of other new targeted training programs. Prior to that, she spent seven years as the Director of Continuing Education at Galveston College. She also has instructional experience as a former Professor of General Studies at the Art Institute of Houston for three years and as an Instructor of Behavioral Sciences for six years at Alvin Community College.

“Embarking on this new journey fills me with genuine excitement as I join Grayson County's workforce development initiatives,” says Stout. “My heartfelt passion lies in partnering with local businesses to address their workplace needs and collaborating with our community to guide individuals into enriching career pathways. Together, we will empower our community to cultivate the talent pipelines essential to meet the workforce needs of tomorrow.”