President's Cabinet

Cabinet Members

David Cordell

Hi, I'm David Cordell, Vice President of International Education.

I’m from Seattle and have worked in international education at Edmonds CC since 1990. We have a great college, and I enjoy supporting teachers and staff in their role of assisting students with their international education goals, whether it's study abroad, learning English, or learning about new cultures.

I enjoy outdoor recreation and getting to know new cultures and new friends.

Terry Cox

Hello and welcome! My name is Terry Cox and I am the Vice President for Workforce Development and Training and Interim Vice President for College Relations and Advancement.

What, you ask, is Workforce Development and Training? We're a division that supports Edmonds CC student success with money for workforce programs, faculty development, and student tuition assistance; services for students through Brier Grill, catering, and the Black Box Theatre; and our community with non-credit classes, customized training for businesses, and collaborating on grants and other projects.

I am a life-long Washingtonian, and started my educational pathway by earning an Associate Degree at Centralia College. A few years ago, I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership from UW, and just prior to that, an MBA from WSU Vancouver. I live in Kingston now and love my daily ferry commute to work. My favorite activities are shopping with my sister and walking my dog on the beach.

Charlie Crawford

I'm Charlie Crawford, and I am dedicated to supporting student success as the Executive Vice President for Instruction at Edmonds CC.

As the chief academic officer of the College, I work with faculty, and staff, and administrators to help all of our students be successful. I supervise all instructional programs and academic support services. I am passionate about helping our college realize its vision of transforming lives through exemplary, nationally recognized educational and career pathways.

I am a Washington native, and before coming to Edmonds Community College, I worked for 18 years at Tacoma Community College. I care deeply about community colleges and the work we do. I began my career as librarian, so I am also an avid reader. And I am a loyal Seattle sports fan, supporting the Sounders, Seahawks, and Mariners while waiting for the Sonics to come back to town.

Dennis Curran

Cheers! I am Dennis Curran, the Vice President of Human Resources and the Title IX Coordinator for Edmonds CC.

The HR team is a group of dedicated professionals who provide a full range of talent management services to the more than 1,500 employees at the College. Additionally, we work to ensure the College is free from Discrimination by managing a robust, transparent Title IX program.

I grew up in sunny California and am an Air Force Veteran. After 24 years of moving all around the country, I'm happy to call the Seattle area home. My family and I enjoy the outdoors and spending as much time on or near the water as possible! In my spare time I try to stay fit, read a good history book or watch sports on TV!

Sy Ear

Hello and welcome to Edmonds Community College! My name is Sy Ear and it is an honor to serve as your Interim Vice President for Student Services.

As the Interim Vice President for Student Services, I am proud to lead the exceptional Student Services professionals to support student learning and success by providing accessible, innovative and transformational programs and services.

I believe that opportunities and education changes lives. I am committed to the mission of a community college. My work is guided by diversity, equity, and social justice. Also, I am an avid sports fan and enjoy spending time outdoors.

Kevin McKay

Hi, my name is Kevin McKay, Vice President of Finance and Operations here at Edmonds CC.

From managing the resources of the College, paying the bills, modeling and projecting budgets, and ensuring employees are paid on time to keeping the campus safe, clean, and attractive, keeping the lights on and buildings comfortable, the technology infrastructure and support services reliable, and the College as prepared for emergencies as is possible, the employees in the Finance and Operations division work around the clock to make Edmonds CC the best place for students to meet their academic and career goals.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, my wife and I raised our family here in south Snohomish County. I am passionate about community stewardship and engagement, and count myself privileged to have had a career working and serving in the community where I have lived for so many years. I love music (pretty much all flavors), writing and poetry (and sporadically blog:, yerba mate, and laughter.

Yvonne Terrell-Powell

Hello, I am Yvonne Terrell-Powell, Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Edmonds CC, a college committed to students and their success.

Equity and Inclusion consists of dedicated, experienced, and caring people who are committed to excellence and making a positive difference in the community and with students. We work together with the campus community to create an environment that supports and honors diversity, equity and inclusion for all of its members.

I enjoy connecting with people and building positive and healthy relationships. I believe that education changes our lives and it will continue to change the lives of the next generation. I am committed to individuals having an opportunity to obtain an education that values their voice, culture and identities and allows them to perform at their best. I am passionate about my work with helping to create momentum that compels us to create communities that advocate for diversity, equity and social justice. I enjoy learning, laughing, motivating and empowering others, listening to music, and spending time talking with strangers, family and friends.