Christina Castorena was named interim president of Edmonds Community College in January 2018. She will serve as interim president until the Board of Trustees concludes its presidential search and appoints the college’s next president.
Castorena has over 25 years of professional experience in higher education, including 19 years in community colleges with work experience in both student affairs and instruction.
She joined Edmonds CC in January 2014 as the the vice president of student services, leading the Student Services division in transformational change aimed at improving the student experience and supporting student success.
Castorena, a first generation college graduate, is passionate about the community college mission, and its role in transforming lives and communities. She is committed to using her education and professional training and her personal life experiences to support and lead institutional changes that result in equitable and quality programs and services to help all students achieve their personal, academic, and career goals.
She earned a bachelor's degree in social work from Colorado State University and a master's degree in education from Western Washington University.