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New Warden Selected at Wyoming Women’s Center

Posted: Thursday, Dec 19th, 2013

Warden Virginia Pullen brings 29 years experience to her new appointment at Wyoming Women’s Center.

The Wyoming Department of Corrections is pleased to announce that Virginia Pullen has been selected as Warden for the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk. Her appointment, made by WDOC Director Robert Lampert, became effective December 10, 2013.

A 29 year veteran of the agency, Warden Pullen has worked for the Women’s Center and the Department of Corrections since Aug. 1984. Most recently she has served as the Program/Unit Manager at that facility where she has provided for the administration, supervision, coordination and monitoring of a multi-disciplinary team with direct responsibility for all programming and education efforts, inmate housing, and volunteer program management, along with other duties.

Prior to promoting to Program/Unit Manger in June 2010, Virginia guided the education department at WWC as the education manager from August 1986 to May 2010. Before her selection as education manager, she was a vocational educator at WWC. During her tenure in the education department, education and vocational programming at WWC made significant strides and WWC was twice recognized as a GED model-testing center. Before hiring on with the Women’s Center, Warden Pullen had ten years of experience in billing, accounting and other financial duties in the private sector. Her previous experience in the financial arena will continue to serve her well as she takes on the challenge of planning and managing her institution’s budget, according to Director Lampert.

Warden Pullen holds a certification as a Certified Corrections Manager from the American Corrections Association. She was WWC’s exemplary employee of the year in 2012 and has received a variety of other recognitions and awards throughout her corrections career. In addition, she has served on local community boards, including the school board, and is a gender specific trainer and T4C facilitator for the agency. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Chadron State College.

“Virginia is a person who has learned the lessons of corrections from the inside and from the ground up,” said Lampert. “She is a highly respected and has been a professional, balancedand stabilizing influence at the Women’s Center across the years. She will therefore, no doubt, excel as its Warden,” Lampert said.

Warden Pullen is the sixth warden to serve at the Wyoming Women’s Center, which was established in 1977. She succeeds Phil Myer who resigned in November, 2013.

For the complete article see the 12-18-2013 issue.

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