Parking alert: VW Vintage Swap meet on campus Sat., July 20

Parking alert! Extra activity on campus for VW Swap meet on the north side of campus Saturday, July 20. Hosted by the Automotive center, the event will be set up in north parking lot and on the track. There will be no open parking in this area as the ticket entries are at the corners of #2500 and #2100. Dog park access will not be impacted. Also, PATC program cars will be moved to the parking lot south of VAC #2000 by Friday, July 19.

UPDATE: Board of Trustees Special* Meeting – Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – Start Time of 4:15 PM

The July Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with the special* meeting (“session”) to commence at 4:15 PM. Location: Room 9208 (“Quiet Dining Room”) in building 9000.

*HVAC work in the Administration building (#1000) continues and the Board Room in the building is not available for meetings at this time. In order to comply with notification regulations regarding location changes to a regular meeting, the designation for the July  17 meeting is as a special meeting.

The meeting packet will be posted to the following as soon as it is finalized:

Earthquake preparedness & response

Dear Campus Community,

Early this morning (before 3:00 AM), a 4.6 magnitude earthquake occurred approximately 2 miles outside of Monroe, Washington. While the campus sustained no damage from the earthquake, this is a good opportunity to remind employees of the following guidance found in the Shoreline Community College Emergency Response plan. Area administrators and supervisors, please take time to check in with your employees to confirm their understanding and ability to apply the emergency response guidance below.

In the event of an earthquake, building occupants should immediately seek protection from falling objects by moving under a sturdy desk, a doorway, or near where two walls intersect. Once the earthquake has stopped instructors should inform students that the building will be evacuated and that any personal belongings should be brought out with them.

During an earthquake:
A graphic shows a stick figure kneeling, covering their head and neck with their arm, finding cover under a desk, and holding on to the desk leg for support. Text reads "Drop! Cover! Hold on!"

  • Stay calm. First and foremost, having an emergency plan will help you and your students remain calm
  • Stay put. If you are indoors, stay there. If outdoors, stay there
  • Take cover. If indoors, do a “drop and cover” under a desk, table, or bench, or stand alongside an inside wall, in an archway, doorway that does not have a door, or corner. Avoid windows, doorways with a door, bookcases, hanging fixtures, or outside walls until the shaking stops
  • If no protection is available, drop to the floor and cover your head with your hands. Make sure students are in “drop and cover” positions
  • Do not be surprised if the electricity goes out, or if fire alarms and sprinklers go on

 After an Earthquake:

  • Keep students safe and relaxed. Carefully evaluate the situation
  • Use caution when moving students and staff to safe area(s).
  • Make sure everyone is alright. Take class rosters and account for all students
  • Do not move the seriously injured unless they are still in danger. Administer first aid, if necessary
  • Wear sturdy shoes in areas near fallen obstacles and broken glass
  • Check natural gas, water, and electrical lines for damage
  • Do not use the telephone, light switches, matches, candles, or other open flame unless you are absolutely certain there is not natural gas leaking
  • Do not touch electrical power lines
  • Be prepared for aftershocks
    Additional Information can be found at

    Please also review the following documents:
    2-weeks earthquake ready
    Earthquake Preparedness


International Education Updates

As some of you may know we’ve experienced a recent resignation in International Education (IE), as Rylan Good has made an important decision to relocate back to Pennsylvania to be closer to his family. As many of you are aware the Executive Team (ET) has made a commitment to evaluate refilling of positions on a case-by-case basis to minimize the disruption of College operations as much as possible. However, during these extremely turbulent times for international student enrollment around the country, having a fully resourced IE team will make a huge difference in our ability to stabilize our enrollment. More importantly, this refill will ensure a consistent presence for international student recruitment. With this in mind, ET has approved filling this upcoming vacancy on a temporary one-year basis. Andrew Hull has accepted the position of Associate Director of International Education Marketing and Outreach and will be starting in early August.

As a result of this IE staffing change, we were also able to adjust some of the staffing and reporting in their area. Lisa Maroni will now be a Senior Associate Director and manage staff. Lisa’s position change is now parallel to Bo Fu and he will also now manage staff. All of the above changes have resulted in a cost neutral outcome (with a little savings).

Please ensure we welcome Andrew, congratulate Lisa and Bo, and say goodbye and good luck to Rylan.

Phillip J. King
Vice President for Student Learning

Message from President Roberts: Happy 4th of July

Dear Colleague,

I would like to extend my best wishes for a safe and happy 4th of July, as our nation celebrates Independence Day on Thursday. As you enjoy the festivities, I hope you’ll also take a moment to reflect on the purpose of this day: to honor the vision of freedom and equality expressed in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Today and every day, we reaffirm that we are all created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.