New Deans for Health Occupations, PE, and Business and Humanities Divisions

Greetings from the Office of Student Learning & Success,

We are delighted to announce the selection and appointments of Aparna Sen, Dean of HO/PE and Business, and Nancy Dick, Dean of Humanities. Please help us warmly welcome both deans to the campus as of July 1 (with their first day in the office on Monday, July 2)!

Dr. Aparna Sen comes to us from Lake Washington Institute of Technology, where she served as Professor of Microbiology and is the Founding Director of the Health Sciences program. In this role, she is leading marketing, recruitment, and completion efforts and developing short certificates in health-related fields. Dr. Sen earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Calcutta, India. She holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio and a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Sen did her post-doctoral research work in HIV/AIDS immune-regulation and vaccine development at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Ms. Nancy Dick comes to us from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), where she served as Director of Workforce Education overseeing a staff of eleven, several federal and state workforce programs, and partnerships with state agencies, employers, and labor organizations. Prior to SBCTC, Ms. Dick served as faculty in the Multimedia program for 10 years at Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Dean of Instruction for six years, leading design, engineering, graphics, IT, and eLearning programs from the certificate to the bachelor degree level. She holds a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington, a B.S. in Mass Communications/Journalism from City University, and an A.A.S. from Lake Washington in computer graphics (which she earned as a worker retraining student). Ms. Dick is a 2017 graduate of the Washington Education Leadership Academy, UW School of Communications Hall of Fame Alumna, and Lake Washington Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumna.

Our sincere thanks to all those who participated in a highly competitive search process. We also want to acknowledge and extend our heartfelt appreciation to Kathie Hunt, current Dean of Humanities, and Lisa Malik, Interim Dean of HO/PE and Business, for their hard work and dedication serving in these roles.

Thank you!

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