Human Resources

Candidate Bios

Vice President for College Relations and Advancement


Dr. Tonya Drake

Dr. Tonya Drake serves as the Interim Vice President for College Relations and Advancement at Edmonds Community College. She has 20 years of experience as a dynamic and engaged higher education leader. Dr. Drake states, "I have a strong commitment to learning and student success guided by deep convictions rooted in equity and inclusion and the belief that higher learning transforms lives." Her experience includes working for the University of Washington in a TRiO program, Arizona State University in scholar recruitment, Gateway Community College in a TRIO program, Arizona Board of Regents in state higher education policy, Maricopa Community College in student affairs administration, Shoreline Community College as the chief student affairs officer, and most recently at Edmonds Community College in equity and inclusion. She holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University, Master's from ASU, Bachelor's in Business from University of Washington, and Associate's from Lower Columbia College.


Lee Jones

Lee Jones serves as Regional Director of Operations at Centura College/Aviation Institute of Maintenance.  Mr. Jones has previously served in campus director roles for Bryant & Stratton College and Techskills.  Also, Mr. Jones worked as Regional Director for Cambridge College, Director of Recruitment/Admissions for Remington College, and as a Budget Analyst in the Office of Financial Planning at the University of Memphis.

Mr. Jones earned a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education from Cambridge College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.  He holds an Associate of Arts degree from Seattle Central Community College.