Campbell named acting president


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Daryl Campbell is the acting president of Shoreline Community College, effective June 10, 2013.

At the May 22 Board of Trustees meeting, President Lee Lambert submitted his resignation effective June 30. His last day on campus will be at the June 9 Commencement ceremonies, followed by previously unused annual leave. Lambert has accepted a position as chancellor of Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz. His first day there will be July 1.

“As anticipated under our policy governance, I’m appointing Daryl Campbell as acting president,” Lambert said after handing his resignation letter to the board.

Board chair Phil Barrett said that while he will miss working with Lambert, “I have incredible faith in Daryl Campbell to keep this college on a steady course. It is very, very important to have continuity. We are doing incredibly great things here and we must keep that going.”

Campbell said he’s ready and looking forward to the role.

“I’m proud to have worked with President Lambert over the past five years to put this college on a strong financial footing, to forward key strategic initiatives, navigate through unprecedented state budget cuts and much more,” Campbell said after the meeting. “I’m excited to be able to help keep this college moving forward and to help our students.”

Campbell came to Shoreline in 2008 as vice president for administrative services, the position he continues to hold. From 2001-08, he held administrative positions with Goddard College in Plainfield, VT., including vice president for finance and administration. Campbell also has experience in the private sector as executive vice president, chief financial officer and general manager in the health and fitness industry.

Campbell has a law degree from Seattle University and recently passed the Washington State Bar. He earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix in San Francisco and BS from the University of Vermont. He was also a registered dietitian through 1997, earned at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

The board also discussed potential next steps toward choosing an interim president and then finding a permanent replacement for Lambert.

“We will work through consensus, we need your input to help us make a great decision,” Board Chair Barrett said, referring to the campus community. Barrett urged anyone with thoughts on process or qualities needed in an interim president to send those comments to the board. Comments can be sent to board secretary Lori Yonemitsu by e-mail at or delivered to her office in the 1000 building at the college.

Later in the meeting, the board authorized college staff to begin preparing a request for proposal to find a search firm to assist in the search for a permanent president.

Kira Wennstrom was faculty representative for the meeting, filling in for faculty member and union president Amy Kinsel. “I’m pleased to hear the board is anticipating an open and inclusive process,” Wennstrom said.

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