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.
Charlie Crawford – Executive Vice President for Instruction
Crawford, named to his position July 2015, was formerly the Dean for Academic Services at Tacoma Community College, where he was an instructional administrator since 2003. During that time, he provided leadership for transfer and professional-technical instructional programs, the library, eLearning, academic support services, and the information systems. In addition, he has 15 years of experience working as a librarian and an instructor at the community college and in other organizations. Crawford earned his Ph.D. from the Community College Leadership Program at Oregon State University and a Master's and Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Washington.
Michele Domingo - Interim Director of Equity and Inclusion
Domingo, named to her position in November 2014, leads the college’s efforts to create and sustain a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion. From 2008 to 2014 she was the Directing Attorney at Immigration Legal Services, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. From 2006 to 2008, she was the Associate Director at Seattle University’s School of Law, Access to Justice Institute heading a legal immigration program, and teaching and training pro-bono attorneys and law students on lawyering. Michele has a long history of advocating for social justice through the Legal Aid Society, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Immigration Equality, and New York City Human Rights Commission. Her higher education experience includes working for the Women’s Rights Network and Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Michele holds a Juris Doctor degree from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from University of Minnesota where her thesis focused on: “Mentoring Refugee Asian Young Women: a case study in the Southeast Asian Hmong-American community.”
Tonya Drake - 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.
Suzanne Moreau - Interim Executive Director of Human Resources
Moreau was named Interim Executive Director of Human Resources on May 1, 2015, and has served as Director of Human Resources since August 2013. She is the chief human resources officer for the college, as well as a member of numerous college committees and task forces. She also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the college. Moreau has more than 25 years of extensive leadership experience working with business and labor organizations from both the public and private sectors. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications, Washington State University.