Edmonds Community College News
College hires Tonya Drake for new equity/inclusion positionRelease Date: January 2nd, 2013
Edmonds Community College hires Tonya Drake for new position: Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion.
Tonya Drake joins the staff of Edmonds Community College in a new position — Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion.
“We’re happy to have Tonya on board to help steward our values of inclusion, equity, and respect,” said Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez.
Drake joins Edmonds Community College with more than 17 years of experience as a higher education leader.
“I’m dedicated to student learning and student success and am excited to contribute to furthering efforts of equity and inclusion across the campus and within the community,” Drake said.
Drake was a first generation college student and identifies as First Nations.
She holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University (ASU). She also holds a Masters of Education from ASU, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington, and an Associate of Arts from Lower Columbia College in Longview, Wash.
Her experience includes working for: the University of Washington in a Federal TRIO program; ASU in scholar recruitment; GateWay Community College in a Federal TRIO program; Arizona Board of Regents in state higher education policy; Maricopa Community Colleges in student affairs administration; and Shoreline Community College as the Chief Student Affairs Officer.
For more information about diversity at Edmonds Community College, visit www.edcc.edu/diversity.
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Established in 1967, the college strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning. It serves more than 20,000 students annually. The college offers 75 associate degrees and 51 professional certificates in 33 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts programs.