Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation
Keeping a close eye on trends at the national, regional, and local level will help us anticipate what tomorrow’s students and community will need from Edmonds CC. I recommend strategy and lead initiatives that will keep our college at the forefront of innovation. Working at four-year public, four-year private, and two-year public institutions has given me a broad understanding of the student experience on college campuses and cemented my passion and commitment to community colleges. I bring knowledge and expertise in enrollment management, business intelligence, data visualization, and strategic communications to the Edmonds CC team.
I am a Colorado native, and fairly recent transplant to Washington. I have two hip pre-teens and two super social kittens. We enjoy nerdy board games, sci-fi, and movie nights. I am also a retired professional dancer–specializing in Salsa and Swing.
Vice President for Student Services
I work with our exceptional Student Services professionals to support student learning and success by providing accessible, innovative, and transformational programs and services. We are here to serve students – from admissions and registration to advising and student life.
It was my distinct honor and pleasure to serve as Edmonds CC’s interim president from January to June of 2018. As a first generation college graduate, I'm passionate about the community college mission, and its role in transforming lives and communities. I am committed to using both my education, professional training, and 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. I have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. My passions include music and dancing.
Vice President for Workforce Development and Training
The Workforce Development and Training division supports Edmonds CC student success with money for equipment in professional/technical programs, for faculty development, and for student tuition assistance and individualized support. We’re also reaching out to serve our community with non-credit classes for professional development and for fun; robust, short-term aerospace training; and contract and customized training for businesses. We collaborate with other agencies and groups in the community on grants and projects, working to solve issues in our local area.
I am a life-long Washingtonian, and started my educational pathway by earning an associate degree from Centralia College. A few years ago, I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Washington, and just prior to that, a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University – 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.
Executive Vice President for Instruction
As the chief academic officer of the college, I work with faculty, 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 CC, 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. I am a loyal Seattle sports fan, supporting the Sounders, Seahawks, and Mariners while waiting for the Sonics to come back to town.
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.
Vice President of Finance and Operations
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 by: managing the resources of the college; paying the bills; modeling and projecting budgets; and ensuring employees are paid on time. Other functions include keeping the campus trimmed, clean, and attractive; keeping the lights on and buildings comfortable; the technology infrastructure and support services reliable; the mail delivered promptly; and making sure students and employees have good food service options on campus.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and having lived in Snohomish County most of my adult life, 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, yerba mate, and laughter.
I oversee the Office of Planning, Research, and Assessment (OPRA); the Grants Office; policies and procedures management; and government relations. More specifically, our team of dedicated employees works with the Office of the President to provide vision and leadership in the areas of strategic and college planning; research and assessment; grants development; and state and federal government legislative affairs.
As for our team’s day-to-day work, most of our time is spent working with others at the college to help tell the story of the college to external audiences, such as the state and federal governments; people from other colleges who evaluate the college; elected officials; grantors; and potential students and their families. These stories include statistics about the college and its students, evidence of the quality of programs, and comments and feedback conveyed through surveys.
On a personal note, while I am originally from Kansas City, I have strong connections to Micronesia, particularly the nation of Kiribati where my wife is from and where I served as a Peace Corps volunteer several years ago.
Eva Smith, MSIM, CDMP
I believe that technology can provide transformational opportunities for education and am proud to lead the Information Technology and eLearning (IT&e) division at Edmonds CC. This team of highly-skilled professionals supports the college's mission of teaching, learning and community by providing excellent information technology solutions and services that promote and enhance productivity and opportunities for learning. The IT&e team engages with all areas of the college, providing training and support, while also ensuring high availability and reliability of the critical computing services necessary to perform all college functions.
My career path was not traditional. I earned an associate degree from Shoreline Community College before transferring to the University of Washington to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Education/Sociology. My first career was in student loan servicing. Seven years later, I was hired by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and trained as a systems engineer in strategic planning consulting. After 10 years in progressive I.T. roles, I joined Edmonds CC as a full-time instructor, and returned to UW to complete a Master of Science in Information Management.
My husband and I both grew up in Edmonds, and currently live in Bothell, Wash. with our two dogs.
Vice President of Equity and Inclusion
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.
Executive Director of the Edmonds CC Foundation
The Edmonds CC Foundation supports student success, access, and excellence by providing scholarships, innovation grants, awards, and emergency funds. We transform student lives by securing support (time, talent, and treasure) from individuals, companies, and foundations. The Foundation team provides support for its Board of Directors with community members and volunteer committees, all of which support student success and educational excellence both at Edmonds CC and throughout the community. In addition, we assist loyal donors and community members to leave a legacy to Edmonds CC via their estate plans.
I was born and raised in Olympia, Wash., where I swam competitively and played water polo plus other sports. I have a daughter who will be attending Western Washington University this fall and a son who is a marketing manager for a food company in Los Angeles. I enjoy doing triathlons, hiking, volunteering, camping, eating out, going to movies, and taking road trips.