Sharonne Navas

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Sharonne Navas

Trustee Navas serves as Board Chair from 2018-2019, and as Board Vice Chair 2017-2018.

Co-Founder and current Executive Director of the Equity in Education Coalition.

Was a Commissioner for the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs from 2010 - 2012.

Former work experience: Community organizer with Stand for Children, Executive Director of Para Los Ninos, Assistant Director of Development for NARAL Pro-Choice America, Deputy Executive Director for Ayuda, Inc., and Development Coordinator for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

Currently, she is on the steering committee of the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition and the board of Reading Partners Seattle. Ms. Navas sits on the Every Student Succeeds Act Accountability Workgroup as well as several workgroups for the Professional Educators Standards Board.

Ms. Navas was a volunteer for the South King Council on Human Services and was a Board member of the League for Education Voters. She was an advisory member for the Thrive by Five Advancing Racial Equity Theory of Change in Early Learning as well as a committee member of the WA State Education Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee.

Sharonne holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from St. John's University.

Mission

Green River College welcomes our diverse local and global communities and is committed to meeting students where they are by providing inclusive, equitable access to innovative and comprehensive educational programs, and individualized support that empowers and prepares students to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.

Vision

Green River College will be an equity-centered leader in higher education committed to excellence in teaching and learning, to being an anti-racist college, and to advancing social and economic justice.

All members of the college community will feel a strong sense of belonging and, together, build a culture of care. The racial and ethnic diversity of staff, faculty, and leadership will reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Green River will be:

  • The destination of choice for post-secondary education.
  • First choice in partnership with our community, its business and industry.
  • Ranked among the best nationally in student achievement, closing all opportunity gaps.
  • Recognized for its preparation of students for the global workforce and for civic engagement in an increasingly diverse, interdependent world.

Core Values

  • Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Belonging
  • Accessibility
  • Accountability
  • Community Engagement
  • Growth and Development
  • Global Responsibility
  • Acknowledgement and Stewardship of the Natural Environment
  • Innovation