The Shoreline’s Dynamite Duo Retires from ShorelineCommunity College Athletics


After 25 years of stellar coaching, Raquel and Mark West have decided to hang it up at ShorelineCommunity College. Raquel and Mark started coaching for Shoreline in 1996 and built a program that won several Northern Region Championships. They were known throughout the NWAC Northern Region as coaches that would take less athletic talent and mold them into Champions. Raquel and Mark have shaped the lives of many student-athletes that have gone on to become successful in many walks of life.
Shoreline will forever be thankful to you for making the student experience great for so many student-athletes. “This is a bittersweet announcement, I am sorry to see Raquel and Mark West retire from coaching at Shoreline, but excited for their next volleyball endeavor which includes them operating their own gym in Mukilteo, WA, The West Family Training Center,” said Steve Eskridge, Director of Athletics.

Please join us in celebrating and thanking this dynamic duo for their outstanding contribution to the Athletic Department at Shoreline Community College for so long! Raquel and Mark’s last day at Shoreline was November 8th.


Thank you, Raquel and Mark, Go Phins!

Employee Comings & Goings Report – August/September 2021

The Employee Comings and Goings Report for August/September 2021 is now available.

You may find all of the monthly Employee Comings and Goings Reports on the HR intranet page. If you have any questions about this information, please contact scchr@shoreline.edu.

Employee Comings & Goings Report – July/August 2021

The Employee Comings and Goings Report for July/August 2021 is now available.

You may find all of the monthly Employee Comings and Goings Reports on the HR intranet page. If you have any questions about this information, please contact scchr@shoreline.edu.

Resignation of Softball Coach Ashley Carter

Director of Athletics Steve Eskridge has announced the resignation of Head Softball Coach Ashley Carter. Carter resigned to take an assistant coaching position at the University of Washington.

“We want to thank Coach Carter for her outstanding service to our women’s softball program and our athletic program and wish Ashley the very best in her new position,” said Eskridge.

We are currently in the process of hiring a new head softball coach. For any inquiries regarding the softball program, you can reach Steve Eskridge via email at seskridg@shoreline.edu or in his office at 206-546-4553.

VP Business & Administrative Services Transition at the College

Dear Shoreline Colleagues,

I am writing to update you about an important upcoming transition for the College. Although Dawn Beck has been with the College for just over a year, she’s made a decision to resign her position due to personal reasons.  VP Beck brought a commonsense approach to fiscal and budget management, made strides to ensure that we are fiscally solvent, and worked with kindness and great generosity to help all staff understanding the work of the entire Business and Administrative (BAS) services team.  She will be with the College through October 1, 2021. 

As the College is already in the midst of a major transition in presidential leadership, it is not an appropriate time to post and recruit for a permanent VP in this role. However, the College does need this position filled and, to that end, we have identified a person to fill the acting role.  Bob Williamson, previous VP for Business & Admin Services at Clark College for 11 years, has accepted the acting position with Shoreline.  Bob has substantial experience in the state of Washington, the community college systems, integration of business services operations at a college — and managing the units of budget, fiscal, facilities, technology, planning, enterprise and auxiliary services, risk management, safety and security, and emergency management. Bob also brings experience ensuring transparency in budgeting in a way that made it accessible to all staff while at Clark College.

While we are disappointed that VP Beck will be leaving the College, we are supportive and understanding of her personal decision.  And we have great confidence that Bob Williamson will continue to provide continuity and support to the College during this major transition year. Bob will begin his role on September 7, 2021 to ensure we provide the opportunity for VP Beck and Mr. Williamson to share information about the systems we use at Shoreline.

Sincerely,

Phillip J. King

Acting President

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