Glenda WapegaN-Magarell

District Dean Career Programs and Skill Trades

Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)


Glenda Wapegan-Magarrell joined WCCCD as District Dean Career Programs and Skill Trades in January 2018.  A transplant to Detroit, Glenda is a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation in Fort QuAppelle, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Of First Nation and African-American descent, she was raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She attended the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College at the University of Regina where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and also received a certificate in Project Management from Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta.  Glenda moved to Detroit in 2003 to pursue her goal to obtain a master’s degree and gain a broader understanding of the impact of the federal policies affecting Aboriginal people and other members of under-served and disadvantaged populations in North America. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2007 with a Master’s in Public Administration degree.

Over the years, Glenda has applied her academic education and work experience in a variety of senior management workforce and talent development positions for programs funded by federal funds and, foundation and corporate grants.  Consistent with WCCCD’s commitment to be the change agent needed for students and residents to achieve success in their personal and career aspirations, Glenda is committed to helping build stronger business, government and industry partnerships and successful collaborations critical to maximizing outcomes for WCCCD, employers, (students) workers, and especially for disadvantaged and underserved populations. As District Dean Glenda works closely with the Eastern Campus Regional Training Center, District and staff to respond to the transforming impact of emerging technologies on companies and jobs and helps lead the college in adapting programs and degrees and the ways in which we deliver them to make a difference in the region. Glenda is both excited and honored to help WCCCD make even greater impact for Wayne County residents through relevant education and skill training.