Green River College Dean Search
New Deans of Instruction for Career and Technical Education selected
Auburn, WA (March 10, 2017) - Timm Lovitt and Barry Robinson will become the new Deans of instruction for Career and Technical Education at Green River starting March 29.
Lovitt, currently Green River's Dean of Student Success and Retention, and Robinson, currently a biology faculty member at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, were selected following a national search. Their appointments were announced by Rebecca Williamson, interim vice president, Instruction.
"Barry and Timm impressed us with their collaborative styles, commitment to students and belief in the community college mission," Williamson said. "They both have strong track records in building and strengthening partnerships across campus communities."
According to Williamson, Robinson will oversee the Technology Division and Health Sciences Division while Lovitt will manage the Trades Division and Business Division.
Lovitt joined Green River as the director of Veteran Services in 2013. In that position, he helped veteran and military service members and their families successfully transition into campus life. In 2015, he was named Dean for Student Success and Retention. Lovitt earned an associate's degree from Edmonds Community College, a bachelor's degree from Seattle University and a master's degree from Western Governors University.
Since 2014, Robinson taught biology in Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Life Sciences Department. Previously, he held academic and teaching appointments at the University of Washington, Trinity Lutheran College, South Seattle College and Eastern Kentucky University. Robinson earned a bachelor's degree from Brescia University, master's degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and Capella University and a Ph.D. from University of Kentucky.
Williamson thanked the Deans of Career and Technical Education Screening Committee, which hosted an Open House Jan. 18 and reviewed eighty-nine applications before recommending four finalists.
Committee members included Williamson, Donette Parry, Dan Sorensen, Monica Paulson Priebe, Nicole Harris, Richard Douglas, Angie Brenner, Leanna Patricio, Leslie Kessler, and Catherine Cantrell.
Deans Of Career And Technical
Education - Helping Shape Students' Futures Each Day
Green River College is hiring two Instructional Deans to oversee Career and Technical Education. Do you have a strong passion for student success? Are you committed to local economic development? Picture yourself working with innovative faculty and staff who thrive on thinking outside the box and trying new ideas. Envision yourself implementing new strategies and supporting educational programs that help South King County employers find the skilled employees they desperately need and training students for living-wage careers with advancement opportunities. Imagine how your work and positive influence will transform the lives of students, their families and future generations.
Update (Feb. 1, 2017): The Deans of Career and Technical Education Screening Committee is reviewing applications. Interviews will be Feb. 21, 23 and 24.
About Green River College
Green River College is a community college where students from all over the world come together with our local communities to learn, grow, and enrich their lives. Green River's main campus stretches over 180 acres of beautifully forested land. Branch campuses, located in downtown Auburn, Kent and Enumclaw, bring the College's unique educational experiences to local communities. The student experience is enhanced through opportunities to engage in tutoring, clubs, field trips, and other activities offered by motivated staff who advise, counsel, and support students. Discover more about Green River by visiting About Us.
Green River will host having an Open House for potential Green River College Deans of Career and Technical education Wednesday, January 18, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, in the Trades and Technology Buildings. At the Open House, you will have the opportunity to talk to current Interim Deans (who are not applying for these positions) about:
- Green River's Career and Technical Education Degrees and Certificates
- Current opportunities
- Benefits of working at Green River
Additionally, you can take a guided tour of Green River's Auburn campus to get a first hand feel for the College - from classrooms to the Student Union Building. Contact Kirk Walker for more information.
|Career And Technical Education
The Instructional Deans that oversee Career and Technical Education at Green River have a broad range of responsibility. Instructional divisions include: Business; Trades; Technology; and Allied Health. These four divisions offer more than 100 degrees and certificate programs and serve nearly 3,000 students per year.
In addition, the Deans serve as leads for Bachelors of Applied Science degree development, the state Workforce Education Council, a variety of state and federal grants (including TAACCCT), as well as oversight for Perkins, Worker Retraining and WorkFirst funding. The Deans are also responsible for overseeing program specific accreditations and associated regulatory compliance.
Career and Technical Education is core to Green River College. The College's core themes are:
Currently, the College is focused on three main goals:
Commitment To Diversity, Equity And Inclusion
Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining, and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Three (3) years of management experience demonstrated by:
- a collaborative and engaged management style
- openness to innovative ideas
- success in using data to make decisions and guide change.
- Demonstrated experience, expertise, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities.
- Experience working in an environment focused on student success, preferably at a community college.
- Excellent communication skills with the demonstrated ability to adapt style and modality to a wide range of audiences.
|January 6, 2017||Position posted and advertised|
|January 6 - January 31, 2017||Applications accepted via NeoGov|
|February 15- 17, 2017||Anticipated first round interviews|
|February 27 - March 3, 2017||Anticipated finalist interviews|
|March 27, 2017||New Deans start|
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