Position changes in Academic and Student Affairs


A series of recent departures has prompted changes in positions in the Academic and Student Affairs area at Shoreline Community College.

“We’re saying good-bye to some wonderful people who have been a tremendous asset to the college and help to our students,” Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs James Jansen said. “I’m sure we will find equally wonderful people to build on their efforts and we’re working through those processes now.”

The positions and changes include:

Dean of Students

Jansen has asked Yvonne Terrell-Powell and Kim Thompson to share the duties of the position held by Tonya Drake, who is moving to a position at Edmonds Community College titled Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion. Terrell-Powell , director of advising and counseling services, will continue in that role and add the student conduct and behavior portion of the new job. Thompson, director of the Office of Special Services, will assume oversight of the student leadership portion of the new position.

Dean of Humanities

With the current dean, Norma Goldstein, retiring, Jansen has appointed Kathie Hunt as interim dean. Hunt’s instructional duties in the Visual Communications Technology Department will be reassigned during that period.

Institutional Data Specialist

Longtime employee Phyllis Harris took an opportunity to join the ctcLink project of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The statewide project will implement a single, centralized system of online student and administrative functions for all colleges. To carry Shoreline’s work forward, Jansen is creating director- and assistant director-level positions for an area to be known as institutional assessment and data management. Those positions are anticipated to be open soon for applications.

Dean of Workforce Education

The process of filling the shoes of the retiring dean, David Cunningham, has been ongoing for several months; Jansen said he expects to know soon the outcome of the search.