Mark Cassidy - Vice President for Human Resources
Cassidy, who has held his position since September 2008, has worked in employment and labor law and relations as well as in higher education administration. Previous experience includes serving as Interim and Deputy HR Director with the City of Tacoma; as Senior City Attorney, City of Tacoma; as Senior Labor Attorney, Alaska Airlines; as Labor Relations Officer, Washington State University; and as Labor Relations Representative/Attorney, Associated Industries of Inland Northwest in Spokane. He also served as Director of Governmental Relations and Administrative Services at Eastern Washington University and as Assistant Attorney General with the Education Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Cassidy has a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University, a Master of Public Administration in Higher Education Administration from Penn State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg College (now University) in Pennsylvania.
Christina Castorena - Vice President for Student Services
Castorena, named to her position in January 2014, is a veteran college administrator with more than two decades of experience in multiple areas within student affairs, including 15 years in a community college setting. She was previously the Dean of Student Development and Diversity Advocacy at Everett Community College, where she has worked since 1998. Prior to that, she spent eight years overseeing the financial aid office at Western Washington University and worked as a financial aid counselor at Colorado State University for two years. Castorena earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and a master's degree in Education from Western Washington University.
David Cordell - Vice President of International Education
Cordell has been Vice President of International Education since 2008 and has directed the college’s international programs since 1990. He implemented the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative and developed the campus Global Engagement Initiative. Cordell was Director of Instructional and Student Affairs at the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies from 1981-1990. Prior professional experience includes managing the first young professional international exchange program with Poland and the Soviet Union for the National 4-H Council in Washington, D.C.; teaching management and cross-cultural studies at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT; teaching ESL and directing international student advising for the ELS (English Language Services) Center in Seattle; and serving in the Peace Corps in Punjab, India. Cordell received a master’s degree in International Administration from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Tonya Drake - Interim Vice President for College Relations and Advancement
Drake, named to her position in January 2013, has worked for the University of Washington and GateWay Community College in Federal TRIO programs; for Arizona State University in scholar recruitment; for Arizona Board of Regents in state higher education policy; for Maricopa Community Colleges in student affairs administration; and for Shoreline Community College as Chief Student Affairs Officer. Drake has a doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy Studies and a master’s in Education from Arizona State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington, and an Associate of Arts from Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA.
Susan Loreen - Vice President of Workforce Development and Training
Loreen, in her position since July 2011, serves as the college’s representative to the community for ongoing collaboration with government and business. From 2000 to 2011, she was Dean of Business, and from 1988 to 1999 was Director of Business Learning and Assistant Director of Continuing Education programs. Loreen earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon.
Kevin McKay - Vice President for Finance and Operations
McKay is responsible for the college’s facilities and capital projects, information technology services, campus safety and security, and finance departments. He has been with the college since 1993, serving as its Director of Information Technology, Director of Distance Learning, and Online Programs Coordinator. Before coming to the college, he worked for eight years as a senior customer service manager for Seafirst Bank. McKay earned his master's degree in Public Administration in 2010 and bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 2007, both from the University of Phoenix. He earned an Associate of Technical Arts degree in Energy Management and Accounting at Edmonds Community College.
Gail Miulli - Interim Executive Vice President for Instruction
Miulli was formerly the Dean for Student Learning at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, which she joined in 2000 as a founding faculty member. She became Dean in 2001 and acted as Interim Vice President for Student Services in 2005 and 2006. She’s worked as Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Illinois; as Director of Instruction at Seattle Community College District’s Seattle Vocational Institute; with the King County Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center; with the Tribes of Western Washington; and as an elementary school teacher. Miulli has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge.