Board OKs President’s contract, other items

Board of Trustees

The Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees approved the contract for now-acting, soon-to-be-interim President Daryl Campbell.

“Continuity, baby,” said Board Chair Phil Barrett. Barrett and Trustee Shoubee Liaw negotiated the pact with Campbell after he was announced as the board’s pick at a June 13, 2013 special meeting. Campbell, the former Vice President for Administrative Services, takes over from Lee Lambert, who left for a position as chancellor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz.

Campbell said that during the contract talks, he appreciated that the board members listened when Campbell told them that his family is the most important thing in his life. Trustee Gidget Terpstra reminded Campbell to use his allotted vacation days, saying, “They are important for your well-being.”

Starting July 1 and while he is interim president, Campbell will be paid at the rate of $189,070 a year, the same amount Lambert received at the time of his departure, Barrett said.

Campbell said his plan is to be fully engaged and keep learning each day.

” As we move forward, we need to be conscious in how we shape the campus culture,” Campbell said, and then quoted Albert Schweitzer about the need to revere life. “We need to chose reverence over negativity. We’re always going to have struggles, we’re always going to have problems that we need to solve, but we need to treat each other with reverence. The faculty need to be revered. The classified staff need to be revered. Even the administrators need to be revered and the we need to revere the students.

“That is the path I am chosing for the college for this year.”

Other board action:

– Elected Trustee Shoubee Liaw as next Board Chair for the upcoming year, 2013-14. Trustee Tayloe Washburn was elected Vice Chair. Confidential Assistant to the President Lori Yonemitsu was re-elected as Board Secretary.

– Approved renewal of second-year tenure track faculty candidate Lori Stephens. A member of the nursing faculty, Stephens’ tenure committee chair is Linda Barnes.

– Ratified a new contract agreement with the faculty union, the Shoreline Community College Federation of Teachers, Local No. 1950, AFT Washington/AFT/AFL-CIO. Among other things, the contract includes a new category called “senior associate faculty.” The designation is for faculty members who are less than full time, but includes additional pay, possible recurring annual contracts, guaranteed consideration for tenure- track openings and guaranteed eligibility for professional development pool funds. The new contract also updates language around online teaching modalities and allows for increased student capacities for online courses.

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