Campus Updates 01/12/23


Good afternoon all and happy first week back! 

It’s been a bustling and busy week for everyone, and I hope your week is going well. Well, we have been on the “roller-coaster” of watching enrollment show “better than last year” one day, then “worse than last year” the next day. It isn’t quite as negative as last year, but as of this morning, we were tracking 4.5% year over year from this day last year.  I know, there is a lot of hard work you are all doing to move us in the right direction—from faculty engagement in the classrooms to our financial aid staff, to advisors, to outreach and the “just-in-time” retention efforts in student services. We do have a lot of work to do to genuinely reverse this trend, better understand what is happening, and better serve this community. We are meeting with Ruffalo Noel Levitz to get some outside perspective on some of these issues. We will be sharing challenges and progress on these items at this meeting: 

Campus Update Meeting: Campus Challenges  

Thursday, January 26, 2023; 1:30 – 3:00 PM 

In-person: Main Dining Room (#9215) – PUB (#9000)  

Join via Zoom 
(253) 215-8782 ▪ Meeting ID: 831 7342 9202 

This week was very busy on my end. You may already know…our new VP for DEI Melanie Dixon joined us and it has been great working and learning with her. The two of us were able to meet DarNesha and Erwin Weary from Black Coffee Northwest and Suni Tolton the Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator for the City of Shoreline. We had a great conversation, and you can expect some very cool collaborations coming soon. The Executive Team (ET) has also begun a new training in intercultural competence to stretch our understanding and dedication to the implementation of DEI activities and to help onboard our new teammate! 

We also met with MIG in ET to launch our Strategic Planning process. They will be meeting with the College Council and Strategic Planning Budget Council so we can create a Strategic Planning Taskforce which will be a group of faculty, staff, and students to move the process along. They will also be presenting at the Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Board of Trustees meeting. I encourage you to attend these open meetings to learn more about the process. 

And finally, I wanted to update you about the VPFAS interview we held last week. Unfortunately, it did not work out and we were unable to hire someone. I do want to thank the faculty, staff, and administrators who took part in the process and to all of you for your understanding regarding this modified hiring process attempt. We will be going out with a regular recruitment attempt starting next week. 

Looking FORWARD to seeing you all soon. 

President’s Winter Quarter 2023 Virtual Open Office Hours:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023; 2:30 – 3:30 PM 
  • Friday, February 17, 2023; 1:00 – 2:00 PM 
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023; 10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Winter Quarter Updates 

ctcLink Updates: 

  • Faculty Focus: Weekly Office Hours with ctcLink Faculty Lead Heather Munsell for help with all faculty-related topics. Monday 12:00pm-1:00pm, 
  • Classified Supervisors and Admin/Exempt staff are being trained in how to use available reporting tools to delve into their budgets on ctcLink. If you have questions about budgets in ctcLink, please reach out to your supervisor. 
  • If you have questions, please visit or our Support Center at 


Do you have a grant? Do you have any ideas for a new grant? The Grants Office is working to consolidate information about all grants on campus, including current awards, proposals in progress, and ideas for new projects. We can help with all stages, from proposal development to award tracking and reporting.  Please let us know at 

Human Resources 

Please join me in welcoming the following new employees who joined Shoreline Community College this week:  

  • Melanie Dixon – Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
  • Robin Ford – Pro-Rata FTF, Library 
  • Niki Kirby – Annual FTF, Nursing Program  
  • Aaron Leonard – Program Coordinator, Nursing Program  
  • Megan Tucker – Program Specialist 3, Career Center  

Know someone who wants to join our team? Visit: Job Opportunities at Shoreline Community College 

Events and Updates 

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COVID-19 Updates  


  • For the week from 1/4-1/10, 3 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported to the College. 


Shoreline Community College MISSION – Our Purpose 

We serve the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities. 

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