eLearning and Humanities Updates

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to announce a temporary change in leadership for Humanities, elearning, TSS, and cTcLink. Dean Nancy Dick will be gone for a short period of time this summer due to a family emergency. 

Effective June 1, 2020 (and until Dean Nancy Dick returns), Ann Garnsey-Harter will assume the role of Acting Dean of Humanities.  Ann’s professional roles in technology are grounded in her prior experience teaching college English part-time for several years in all delivery modes (online, hybrid, and face-to-face).  She holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English.  Ann is excited about the opportunities to support the college in this critical role.  Ann and Phillip King met with the division FPC’s and classified staff to communicate that change on May 27, 2020. All of the deans will also support Ann in this transition as they meet weekly to review work, discuss strategy, and plan for each of their respective divisions.

In Ann’s absence, we have identified an internal staff person who can step into a leadership role for eLearning.  Amy Rovner has agreed to serve as the Acting Director of eLearning effective June 1, 2020. Amy will supervise eLearning services including the staff, set and manage trainings, manage online development, and coordinate with classroom support services, area deans, the library and the campus in general.

Randy Gottfried, in classroom support services, will report directly to VPSL Phillip King effective June 1, 2020.

Over this past year, Ann’s current role also involved supporting and managing ctcLink and TSS.  Joe Chiappa and Gavin Smith will report to me effective June 1, 2020.

We appreciate that these transitions may present some navigation (especially in our remote operation). However, we anticipate that we can manage appropriately in Dean Dicks’ absence until her return.

At Shoreline when one of our colleagues needs help, we step up and lean in. I want to thank everyone involved for supporting this transition plan so Dean Dick can focus on her family.

With deep gratitude,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President

Employee Comings and Goings: April/May 2020

The Employee Comings and Goings Report is found online at the HR intranet webpage.  The Employee Comings and Goings Report for April/May 2020 can also be downloaded HERE. Please feel free to call or email HR with any questions.

Rodney Walker hired as Head Women’s Basketball Coach

walkerShoreline Community College is pleased to announce that Rodney Walker will be the next Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Walker brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience to the Women’s Basketball program. He has spent the past two years as Co-Head Coach for the Shoreline Community College women’s basketball program and was instrumental in the program’s improvements and successes.

“We are excited to have Walker be a part of our coaching staff” – Athletic Director, Steve Eskridge.

Dawn Beck selected as Vice President for Business & Administrative Services

The College is pleased to announce that Dawn Beck, CPA, has accepted the position of Vice President for Business & Administrative Services.

In her role, Beck will be responsible for the following within the Business & Administrative Services division: Financial Services, Budget, Auxiliary Services, and Facilities & Capital Projects.

Dawn shared, “I am delighted to be joining Shoreline Community College. My career started as a work-study student in the accounting office of a local community college. Because of the opportunities received there, I am a strong believer in the accessibility and the high-quality education provided by our community colleges. Being able to bring my 25 years of professional experience in leading organizations and growing great finance teams feels like coming home. I’m looking forward to being part of the Shoreline Community College team with its reputation of excellence and quality education.”

Dawn is a Seattle native and a graduate of the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. She has 25 years of experience in both public accounting and private industry. Most recently, Dawn was with the Seattle Art Museum where she managed the finance department and worked extensively on the major capital renovation of the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. She has also worked in the restaurant and food manufacturing industries, including experience at the Space Needle, Wild Ginger/Triple Door, and the Redhook Ale Brewery. Dawn has two grown children, loves cooking, hiking, is an avid beekeeper and lives with her husband and dog in North Seattle.

Please welcome Dawn to the Shoreline community! Her start date is June 1, 2020.

Greg Cranson Identified as Acting Director of Safety & Security

The College is pleased to announce that Greg Cranson has accepted the Acting Director of Safety & Security role beginning this week on an interim basis through August 31, 2020. This temporary appointment was made following Director Edwin Lucero’s move to another position with an outside company.  Director Lucero has been with the College for over 20 years and will be greatly missed for the compassion and dedication he brought the leadership role for Safety and Security. Please join me in wishing Director Lucero the very best in his new adventure.

Noting that Director Cranson has been with the College’s Safety and Security Office since August 2015, and serving as one of the campus Security Sergeants for the last three years, the College is thankful for the wealth of security experience and emergency management training Director Cranson will bring to his role as Acting Director.

Any additional questions can be directed to safetyandsecurity@shoreline.edu at any time.