Sudden Loss of A Dear Colleague

Dear Campus Colleagues,

With his family’s permission, it is with great sadness that I share the passing of classified staff member Dhirendra “Dan” Kumar as of Monday evening. As a long-term employee of the Safety & Security office, Dan was not only a well-liked and respected employee but also a truly valued member of the Security team in his roles as Shuttle Bus driver and Security Officer.

There will be a memorial photo of Dan setup in the 2nd floor of the PUB building within the next few days, and you are invited to share any cards or messaging to HR for delivery to Dan’s family.

The sudden loss of a colleague can be challenging.  The Employee Assistance Program for Washington State provides resources and support for employees experiencing grief or loss.  The EAP can be reached by phone at 1-877-313-4455, or by email at   You are encouraged to utilize this resource or our HR office for support needed related to the loss of our dear colleague Dan.

Thank you,

Steve Hanson

Interim President

Shoreline Community College



  1. Jeff Keith says:

    Such a shock! I have been talking to Dan on and off for the last few days here at campus… He was always so polite and friendly, and an excellent shuttle driver, too…

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