Edmonds Community College News
Former college president James Warren dies; founding role honoredRelease Date: September 20th, 2012
Edmonds Community College sends sympathy and appreciation to the family and friends of James Warren who served as its president throughout the 70s and who died Thurs., Sept. 13, 2012.
“We appreciate Dr. Warren’s founding role and leadership in the establishment of our college,” said Edmonds Community College President Dr. Jean Hernandez. “We’re committed to continuing the culture of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit established at the college in those groundbreaking early days.”
Obituary: "James Warren brought local history to public: James Ronald Warren, historian, author, former director of Seattle's Museum of History & Industry, and war hero, is dead at 87." | The Seattle Times
Edmonds Community College officially came into being on July 1, 1967. It shared a district with Everett Community College until July 1, 1981 when the legislature approved its new District 23.
Warren was president when the college’s first permanent building, Mountlake Terrace Hall, opened on campus in 1970. During his tenure, the college added seven buildings for classrooms and grew to serve 3,000 students.