Dr. Guy Hamilton named Dean of Math, Sciences, and Engineering

guy hAfter a competitive search, Dr. Guy Hamilton has been named Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering at Shoreline Community College. Hamilton has been the Acting Dean since 2015.

“I am genuinely excited to be the Dean of Science, Math, Engineering, Clean Technology, & Manufacturing,” said Hamilton. “As a tenured faculty member for twelve years, I have always considered myself fortunate to work at Shoreline with a fantastic group of colleagues who supported my growth as an instructor. I look forward to supporting them as a Dean to ensure that our students have the best opportunity for success.”

Hamilton, who joined Shoreline’s faculty in 2003, holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oregon. In his time here, Hamilton has served on numerous boards and committees including Faculty Senate Council, College Council, and the Strategic Planning and Budget Council. He also held positions as Biotechnology Program Chair and Biology Program Chair.

Hamilton has been instrumental in bringing local high school students and instructors to Shoreline’s campus through Project Biotech Camps and the Amgen Biotech Experience. Hamilton also participated in planning the NSF ATE Dolan DNA Learning Center/Cold Spring Harbor “Genomic Approaches in Biotechnology” workshop, a professional development workshop for college and high school teachers.

“Guy has proven to be an invaluable part of our dean team here at Shoreline,” said President Cheryl Roberts, “and we are beyond thrilled that he will continue in a leadership role as dean of the Math, Sciences, and Engineering division. We can’t wait to see where his passion and dedication to students takes us.”

Thank you to everyone who participated in the search process. Hamilton’s new role as Dean of Math, Sciences, and Engineering will take effect immediately. 

Susan Hoyne retiring; Guy Hamilton to be Acting Dean of Science

Susan Hoyne is retiring from Shoreline Community College.

Hoyne, who is the Dean of Science, Mathematics, Manufacturing, Engineering, Computer Science and Energy, announced her decision in an email to division faculty and staff on Friday, June 5, 2015.

“I thank you all for the extraordinary work you have done,” Hoyne wrote. “I have thoroughly enjoyed being the Dean of this Division for the past 12 years.”

Taking over as Acting Dean on June 15 will be Guy Hamilton, program chair of the Biology/Biotechnology department.

“I’m excited about the opportunity,” Hamilton said. “My role with the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee has offered some insight and I like where the college is headed. I’m looking forward to helping the college and our students be successful.”

Hoyne’s final day on campus will be no later than Friday, June 12. Hamilton will assume his new duties on Monday, June 15.

“I’ve always admired Guy’s intellect and dedication as a faculty member,” Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Bob Francis said. “I’m looking forward to working with Guy in the dean’s role.”

Hamilton will serve through the 2015-16 academic year, during which the college will conduct an open recruitment on the regular academic cycle, according to Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs Stephen P. Smith.

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