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About Dr. Tod Treat

Dr. Tod TreatTod began serving as vice president of instruction at Wenatchee Valley College in 2018.  

Before beginning service at WVC, Tod served as executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Tacoma Community College (2013 to 2018). Tod also served as vice president for student and academic services at Richland Community College (2010 to 2013), and as a dean of academic services at Parkland College (2003-2008). Each of his successful experiences in these leadership positions has required skills in educational planning, financial management, human resource management, and community relations.  His chief accomplishments include guided pathways implementation (TCC); applied baccalaureates in health information management (TCC), community health (TCC), teaching (WVC), and data analytics (WVC); and strengthening WVC’s partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville (WVC) and the Richland Transfer Academy (RCC).   

Dr. Treat began working at Parkland College in 1994 as a chemistry professor, teaching general and organic chemistry. He developed the first online laboratory-based course at Parkland, as well as a team-taught interdisciplinary course, Essentials of Forensic Science. After completing his PhD in Human Resource Development, Dr. Treat served as assistant professor in Workforce Development and lead faculty in the Community College Teaching and Learning Master’s Program at the University of Illinois. Dr. Treat has focused on collaborative work with Community Colleges for International Development in the areas of organizational development for comprehensive internationalization, evaluation work related to international professional development and strategic partnerships, and conceptual work on linking institutional development to student international workforce readiness. He is the coauthor of CCID’s Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization. 

A native of St. Joseph, Illinois, Dr. Treat earned a doctorate in Human Resource Education from the University of Illinois. He holds a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois.