Campus Updates 03/16/23


Hi folks- hope you are having a great week. 

It has been another busy week on my end, but I have learned a ton. Last week we had (2) day-long meetings with the Appointment Review Committees and the board learned about the work and development of our tenured faculty. It was great to hear of the work faculty are doing inside and outside the classroom! This is a really impressive bunch and I felt privileged to be part of the conversation. 

I was able to attend both the Shoreline Rotary and Chamber group meetings this week. It was great to meet the members, highlight exciting things happening at the college, and hopefully partner in the future for more opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. 

I also had a follow-up meeting today with Ryan Takeya from Seagen. Seagen has been a wonderful partner to us with our Biotech/Advanced Manufacturing efforts and I am hoping to learn more about how we can support them and connect with other colleagues in the industry. Stay tuned. 

Did I mention I went to the “Arabian Nights” production last week? What a fun performance! The set, costuming, and music were so well done. The house was packed on a Sunday, I kid you not. Speaking of the Arts, if you haven’t seen the “Shelter in Place” gallery presentation here in the Admin Building, please come by and take a look. The work is stunning. We have immense talent in this community! 

Take good care! 



Accreditation Updates: 

Winter Quarter Updates 


  • How employees can change pronouns and sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGI) in ctcLink.  
  • How students can change sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGI) in ctcLink. 
  • How employees can find their W-2 in ctcLink. 
  • Faculty Focus: Entering Grades in ctcLink 
    • Heather Munsell, ctcLink Faculty Lead, will be available to answer your grading questions at the end of the quarter. Drop in to see her in Zoom:  
    • Friday, March 24, 3-4pm  
    • Monday, March 27, 10-11am  
    • Tuesday, March 28, 2-3pm  

Human Resources 

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 of 3/8 to 3/14 the College saw 3 positive cases of COVID-19 reported, up 1 from last week’s case count. 



Shoreline Community College MISSION – Our Purpose 

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

Dear Colleagues, ctcLink 1st Year Anniversary – Join us for Treats!

It’s almost time to acknowledge the past year’s EXTENSIVE work implementing ctcLink. While work towards stabilization continues, it is important to acknowledge the gargantuan campus effort to get us where we are today.

With this in mind, ALL faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend the following afternoon event as a small token of appreciation for your ongoing efforts. PLEASE NOTE: The Program Repeats at 12:45 and 1:45pm so folks can split attendance into departments as needed for coverage.

                                Event:                   1st year Anniversary of ctcLink Implementation

                                When:                   Friday, March 17th from 12:30pm – 3:00pm

  Program Repeats at 12:45 and 1:45pm so folks can split attendance in departments

                                Where                   QUIET Dining Room, Bldg 9000 or Via Zoom for Remote Folks:

                                Who:                     All Employees!

                                What:                    Cake and Cookies galore

                                                               Kahoots Trivia, ctcLink Star Awards, Music, etc.

Kickoff will begin at 12:45pm with acknowledgments of thanks from President Jack Kahn and ctcLink Project Manager Ann Garnsey-Harter. The program repeats at 12:45 and 1:45pm so folks can split attendance into departments. Employees are welcome to drop by anytime during the 2.5 hr event to grab an afternoon treat, enjoy the activities, and connect with others.

SUPERVISORS: Please work with your staff to find a time that folks can attend from your unit.  We would love to see as many folks as possible participate.  

 See you there!

Veronica Zura
Executive Director of Human Resources

Shoreline Community College  |  206.546.7858

One Planet: An Eco-Focused Art Exhibition

The Shoreline Art Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the 2023 Earth Week Exhibit which will take place from April 14-28 in the 1000 Building.

Submissions should be made from recycled or
found items OR have a sustainability or eco-focused message or theme.

Interested individuals should e-mail Gallery Director, Zach Mazur ( by Friday, April 7th with the following information:

  • Description of submission including title, date, media, dimensions and method by which the piece should be displayed (e.g. standing, wall mounted, digital, etc.)
  • Photograph of submission: If your work is visual, please include a clear photograph or sample of the work/s you are considering.

Exhibition media may include but is not limited to:

  • Works of visual art (i.e. drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, etc.) Please note: 2-dimensional work must be framed and equipped with hanging devices
  • Musical performances or sound-based media (filmed or recorded)
  • Film/video productions or digital art
  • Written or spoken word such as short stories or poetry
one planet art exhibition call for proposals information listed on a graphic

Shoreline Community College welcomes new Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

(Shoreline, Wash., March 14, 2023) – Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) is thrilled to announce the hiring of Cat Chiappa as the new Director of Communications and Marketing. Drawing from a diverse background in the arts and education rooted in creative storytelling, she is eager to lead the college’s efforts to enhance its reputation and outreach to the community.

“I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students to share the rich diversity of stories Shoreline has to offer,” said Chiappa. “I believe in dreams that are bright and bold, joyful learning and the enduring power of story to change perspective and inspire audiences worldwide.”

In her new role, Chiappa will oversee all aspects of the college’s communications and marketing, including media relations, social media, web content and advertising. She will also work closely with

the college’s leadership to develop and implement strategies that support student recruitment and retention, fundraising and community engagement.

Originally from the East Coast, Chiappa brings experience in both formal and informal educational settings. Prior to earning a Master of Arts in teaching at George Washington University, she began her career in enrollment management. She later served as adjunct faculty working with new students at the University of Maryland University College. From there, Chiappa spent over a decade at the Monterey Bay Aquarium developing a wide range of programming to educate the public about the ocean and communicate consistent conservation messaging. Her work there as Manager of Public Programs helped drive attendance and engagement.

Since arriving in the Seattle area in the fall of 2019, Chiappa has been building her own company, Cat

Chiappa Creative, where she has worked with clients, including the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Children’s Museum, Launch Learning and Aligned Yoga. Her work combines of stunning visuals and a compelling narrative to create lifestyle and documentary photography, filmmaking, and brand strategy for businesses, non-profits and families, helping them discover and share their untold stories.

Outside of work, Chiappa enjoys adventure days with her family, traveling to far-off places, singing and performing onstage, crafting and creating art, voraciously reading a wide range of books and taking pictures. She currently lives in Shoreline with her husband Joe and their daughter Isla, son Theo and Olaf, their Australian Shepherd.

Chiappa will start her new role at Shoreline on March 20, 2023.

Notice of Wed, Mar 15, 2023, Board of Trustees Study Session (3:30 PM) & Regular Meeting (4:30 PM)

Dear Colleague,

The Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting (“session”) on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 4:30 PM. A study session is scheduled to precede the regular session at 3:30 PM. The study & regular sessions will take place in room 9208 (the “Quiet Dining Room”) in building 9000 (the “PUB”)Note: Tenure Considerations (#6) on the regular session agenda. 

The study & regular sessions will be recorded and the video, available, when Board materials are posted for the next regular meeting on April 26, 2023.

The remote option via Zoom for the March 15, 2023 study & regular sessions:

Meeting ID: 883 4970 8605

The March 15, 2023 agenda and/or meeting packet will be posted to as soon as possible:

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