Shoreline Community College Fills Institutional Effectiveness Administrative Position  

New hire photo Ann Garnsey Harter

Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. Ann Garnsey-Harter as Associate Vice President (AVP) – Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, & Project Management after conducting a standard recruitment process. 

Garnsey-Harter has served in various roles at the College since 2003, most recently as AVP – Learning Resources & Institutional Effectiveness.  She brings a broad understanding of the institution, having led various units across the College at one time or another, including Learning Resources, Institutional Assessment and Data Management, Grants, Rentals/Events, the Foundation, Technology Support Services, ctcLink, and Humanities & Transitional Studies. She also has served as Title IX Deputy Coordinator and Primary Investigator.  “I love Shoreline Community College and the people and students here”, said Garnsey-Harter. “I have had the privilege to work with so many areas of the College throughout the years that I am thrilled to bring my knowledge to an institution-wide role.” 

Shoreline President Dr. Jack Kahn expressed his excitement to have Garnsey-Harter take on this role. “Dr Garnsey-Harter is perfect for this role. She knows the institution in and out, is incredibly bright, organized, dedicated, and ready to collaborate with colleagues to implement the institutional changes needed to move us forward!” said Dr. Kahn.  Garnsey-Harter will report directly to the President, be a member of the President’s Executive Team, and will serve as the institution’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  

Garnsey-Harter also has worked in administrative and/or faculty roles at the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Edmonds College, Washington State University, the University of Idaho, and North Idaho College.  She holds a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in English from Washington State University and taught English at the community college and university levels.  Garnsey-Harter states: “While this position focuses on the broad area of institutional effectiveness through high-level tools such as strategic planning and program-level assessment, that work for me will be grounded in my passion for students. I came to administrative work as a faculty member; my commitment to students and their learning fuels all of my work.” 

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