Sharonne Navas

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Sharonne Navas, Chair

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.


The mission of Green River College is to:

Ensure student success through comprehensive educational programs and support services responsive to our diverse communities.


The vision for Green River College for 2020 is:

To be ranked among the very best in student completion and success and be an invaluable community partner and asset with robust and diverse revenue streams.

Core Values

The core values for Green River College are:

Student Success
We support student engagement, retention, completion and post-program success through excellent teaching and learning and comprehensive support services.

High Quality
We provide high quality in teaching, learning and support services in an environment of compassion and integrity

Student Access
We meet student needs for access to and inclusion in their educational pursuits

Community Engagement
We collaborate, stimulate and contribute to the educational, economic and social development of our external and internal communities through continued learning

We encourage, foster respect for and respond equitably to diverse perspective and needs

Global Awareness
We foster citizen responsibility by cultivating a global perspective on critical issues and challenges affecting our community and the world

We strive to maintain sound financial management, increase effective and efficient operations, develop state-of-the-art infrastructure (to include staffing, technology and facilities), and be forthcoming and transparent in accountability for resource use

We seek to encourage, create and adopt innovative perspectives, policies and practices that will help achieve the College's mission

Campus Environment
We preserve the safety, ecology and sustainability of our campus environment