Marianne E. Layer named Dean of Transfer and Pre-Professional Programs at New River CTC

Marianne E. Layer has joined New River Community and Technical College in the new position of dean of transfer and pre-professional programs.

Layer will be responsible for oversight of all matters related to the development, delivery and evaluation of New River CTC programs that are designed for transfer to four-year institutions, including pre-professional training in business and computer science. In addition, she will be responsible for distance learning and dual enrollment and will assist Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Amy DeSonia in overseeing the implementation of academic policies and procedures.

“We are pleased to welcome Marianne Layer to our administrative team. With her background and experience, she will be able to lend her expertise as we work to transform developmental education, ensure seamless transfer for our students and expand accessibility through high-quality distance learning modes,” stated New River CTC President L. Marshall Washington.

Layer comes to New River CTC from the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano, TX, where she was dean of communication and humanities. She previously was chair of the Division of Languages and Literature at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD.

Layer earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University. She also earned a master’s in English at Michigan State with concentrations in community college teaching, minority literature, Holocaust literature, women’s studies, and composition and rhetoric.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beckley). Administrative offices are located in Beckley.


Marianne E. Layer
Marianne E. Layer