Laura Brener is Dean of Instruction, Academic
Transfer at Centralia College. Laura has held
administrative positions in instruction since
2002 and will seek a VP of Instruction
position. She has taught at several types of
institutions, including community and
baccalaureate colleges and high school, and
served for seven years as president of the
Centralia College Federation of Teachers. She
holds a M.A. in U.S. History and a B.A. in
Sociology and Education, and completed
coursework for a doctorate in history.
Marty Cavalluzzi is Dean of Science and Math
at Seattle Central Community College, where
he has been since 2001. Prior to that he held
an administrative position at Northwest Indian
College, and also taught at multiple colleges.
He is interested in a VP of Instruction position.
Marty holds a doctorate and MA in Marine
Science, a BS in Fisheries and an AA degree.
Tom Henderson has been at the State Board
for Community & Technical Colleges since
1997, serving as Director of Capital Programs.
His prior experience includes positions at the
Office of Financial Management for WA state,
engineering and architectural firms and other
private and public companies that have given
him a broad range of project and budget
management experience. He holds a B.S. in
Mechanical Engineering and has completed
graduate courses in Engineering Management.
Mari Kruger has had a 10-year career at Pierce
College Puyallup, serving there first as Student
Programs Coordinator and now as Director of
Enrollment Services and Student Life. Her prior
experience includes work at Tacoma
Community College for approximately 5 years
and she interned at the State Board during work
on her doctorate. Her interest is in becoming
a VP of Student Services and ultimately a
president. She holds an M.Ed in Student
Personnel Administration, a B.A. in Political
Science and an A.A., and is currently
completing her PhD at Oregon State
Randy Lawrence is the Vice President for
Instruction at Olympic College, a position he
has held since 2002. Prior to that he served
as Dean of the Social Sciences and Humanities
Division at the college. Randy's background
includes 16 years of faculty experience in
multiple colleges and types of institutions.
He has a doctorate in Musicology, a M.M. in
Choral Conducting and a BA in Composition
and Music Education. His goal is a presidency.
Mary Ellen O'Keeffe
Mary Ellen O'Keeffe
Mary Ellen O'Keeffe has served as Vice President for Instruction at North Seattle Community
College since 2006. She was the
Executive Dean of Professional/Technical
Programs and Workforce Education at North
Seattle Community College before that. She
is interested in a VP of Instruction position and
perhaps a presidency. She brings experience
supervising instructional divisions at Edmonds
and faculty experience from Washington and
Colorado, at both the baccalaureate and
community college level. Mary Ellen holds a
doctorate in Educational Leadership, a M.A.
in Human Development and a B.A. in Biology.
Dee Olson is Director of Services for Students
with Disabilities at Edmonds Community
College, which she joined in 1983. Dee is
interested in a Dean or VP position in Student
Services. Her degrees have provided her an
interesting array of skills and knowledge,
including an AA of Technical Arts in Computer
Programming, an A.A.S., a B.A. in Human
Services and a M.A.in Adult Education.
Dave Rector is Dean of Student Life at South
Puget Sound Community College, where he
has been since 1994. Dave is interested in a
VP position in Student Services. He has been
in student programs for over five years, and
has also worked in international student
services at both public and private universities
and colleges. He completed his doctorate in
June, and holds a MBA in General
Management, a MLA in Pacific Rim Studies
and a BA in Communication Arts: Intercultural
Bruce Riveland is Dean of Continuing
Education at Bellevue Community College,
which he joined in 2003, moving there from
the directorship of Green Riverss Skillstream
Program. He has also worked in private
industry as a trainer and consultant and has
taught in higher education. Bruce wants to
explore a VP of Administrative Services
position and perhaps a presidency. Bruce
holds a M.A. in Organizational Communication
and a B.A. in Speech Communication.
Alex Roberts is Dean of Wenatchee Valley
College at Omak, where he has been since
2002. Alex may seek a presidency but is more
immediately interested in a VP of Instruction
and/or Student Services. He has held
administrative positions in both instruction and
student services, and has taught recreation
administration and a variety of outdoor skills.
He is working on his Ed.D. at UW Seattle, and
holds a M.S. in Experiential Education and a
B.S. in Recreation Administration.
Robin Young is Registrar and Director of
Enrollment Services at Shoreline Community
College, where she has been since 1997. Her
Student Services experience includes work in
Admissions, Financial Aid, Recruitment and
Marketing at community and baccalaureate
colleges in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Robin is interested in a VP of Student Services
position. She holds a Master of Education and
a B.S. in speech Communication.