Academy Class of 2005

Laura Brener

Laura Brener 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

Marty Cavalluzzi 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

Tom Henderson 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

Mari Kruger 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 University.

Randy Lawrence

Randy Lawrence 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

Dee Olson 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

Dave Rector 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 Communication.

Bruce Riveland

Bruce Riveland 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

Alex Roberts 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

Robin Young 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.