Welcome Brianna Rockenstire, Director for Center of Excellence Information and Computing Technology (ICT)
The Center of Excellence for ICT provides research and reports on industry trends, current and future workforce demand, industry perceptions of the CTC system and its graduates, and emerging technology developments.
Additionally, the Center works to create information, awareness, and stimulate enrollments in IT programs across the state’s community and technical college’s system through marketing and advertising campaigns.
Brianna Rockenstire is the new Executive Director for the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology. In this role, she hopes to create new opportunities for IT students and industry partners across the state. Brianna’s experience in higher education includes both external and student-facing work – creating strategic engagement plans for companies in the technology and engineering fields, facilitating internship opportunities for information technology students, increasing awareness of Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees, and managing a scholarship program. Most recently, she served as director of industry outreach for AppConnect NW, a National Science Foundation-funded project that built new tech industry partnerships on behalf of software and application development BAS programs at seven community and technical colleges in the greater Seattle area. Brianna worked closely with faculty leadership to connect students to professional opportunities and align curriculum with industry demand. Before starting her career in education, Brianna worked in non-profits and event planning.
Brianna was born and raised in Washington, attended Washington State University, and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors.
To connect with Brianna, you can reach her via email at Brianna.firstname.lastname@example.org