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* Trustees grant tenure to seven


Newly tenured faculty smile along with Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees memebrs and SCC President Lee Lambert and faculty union President Karen Toreson. Click for more photos.


Seven Shoreline Community College faculty members received tenure following action by the Board of Trustees at the March 18, 2009 meeting.


Receiving tenure by a unanimous vote, were:


Lisa Hirayama – International Programs

Juliet Anderson – Mathematics

Christine Berntsen – Nursing

Kennedy Conder – Criminal Justice

Aura Rios Erickson - Academic Adviser

Leoned Gines – Biology

Lynn Von Schlieder – Nursing


“This is as fine a group as we have seen,” Trustee Gidget Terpstra said.


Before the vote, Trustee Jerry Smith said, “This institution has top-notch people. It is a privilege to be around such quality people.”


Smith added that while the Board reviewed the candidates’ information, it was apparent that they are exceptional educators. “You set very high goals and then as you get close, you hold them off, demanding the most from yourselves,” Smith said.


Trustee Roger Olstad, who has extensive experience with similar reviews at the University of Washington, acknowledged that SCC’s process is the equal of the UW’s and as rigorous as any four-year school in the country.


Friends, family and supporters crowded the board room for the vote, awards and then moved to the gallery for photos.


The trustees also renewed the tenure-track process for nine other faculty members. Those faculty members are:


Maureen Chao –Academic Adviser, International Programs

Cynthia Okawara - Academic Adviser, International Programs

Steven Seki - Academic Adviser, Athletics

Maria Tungol – Advising/Human Development, Running Start

Erin Walker - Academic Advisor, International Programs

Melinda Lane - Dental Hygiene

Claire Lev Murata - Information Literacy Librarian

Mimi (Carol) Harvey – Communication Studies

Alan Yates – Graphic Design



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