Wittstruck’s ancestors settled in Nebraska in 1865. She was the Nebraska Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year in her senior year at Lincoln Southeast High School. After high school, Wittstruck attended Clemson University in South Carolina on a full basketball scholarship and earned a degree in International Business and German. She then obtained a master’s degree in business administration from the Citadel before obtaining her law degree.
She also studied at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Nuremberg, Germany, and the Fachhockschule (University of Applied Sciences) in Mainz, Germany.
Proficient in German, Wittstruck is a member of the Missouri State Bar Association and United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, as well as certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as as a senior human resources professional.
Steve Anderson, chairman of the NCCA board, said the association’s board is pleased to have Wittstruck as its new executive director.
“Courtney brings a strong passion for community college education and workforce development to her new role. His work in industry in Nebraska in recent years, his national perspective on economic development, and his global experience in Germany, bring a broad perspective to the position and will help advance the Nebraska community college system in the years to come, ” did he declare. . “We look forward to her maintaining her relationship with the legislators of our states and maintaining and developing relationships at the national level as community colleges are given new opportunities.”