Teresita Bango Wisell serves as Associate Dean of the Gateway Center and Executive Director of the CCCIE at Westchester Community College.
The Center is a new 70,000 square-foot-building that houses programs that address the educational needs of the county's diverse population. Its programs and departments include the English Language Institute, the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Professional Development Center, the business and modern language departments, the Welcome Center and the CCCIE.
The CCCIE brings together community colleges from across the country that are committed to immigrant education programs and services. By sharing ideas, promoting the importance of immigrant education programs, and creating a repository of best practices in the field, the CCCIE raises the national visibility of the important role community colleges play in serving this population.