Academy Class of 2006

Kayeri Akweks

Kayeri Akweks Kayeri holds the position of Online Student Services Manager for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). Her background includes teaching experience, along with student services direct services and administrative positions at Waubonsee Community College, Lower Columbia College, Brigham Young University, and Oregon State University. Kayeri holds a MEd in Education Administration, a BA in Art (Drawing and Graphics), and an AA in Humanities. She is ABD (all-but- dissertation) in Instruction Technology. Kayeri will explore the position VP of Student Services within the SBCTC system.

Anne Bowen

Anne Bowen Anne's current position is Director of Communications and Marketing at Bellingham Technical College. She brings a valuable combination of public and private sector experience to her work including management and leadership roles in marketing, economic development, operations and contract management (manufacturing), and international business. She holds a BA in Business Administration, and is interested in broadening her leadership capacity and role, expanding her knowledge of system level processes and issues, and in clarifying her career options in higher education.

Sunny Burns

Sunny Burns Sunny is the Vice President for Learning and Student Success at Cascadia Community College. Her experience includes VP of Instruction at Bates Technical College and Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and VP and Associate Dean positions in Student Services and over ten years as a faculty member/counselor at Spokane Community College. She is also active at the community and technical college state level, where she chaired the statewide Common Course Numbering Implementation Committee, reporting to the Educational Services Committee of WACTC. Sunny holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, a MS in Community College Education and a BS in Parks and Recreation Administration.

Charlie Crawford

Charlie Crawford Charlie Crawford is the Executive Vice President of Instruction at Edmonds Community College. Prior to his appointment at Edmonds CC, Charlie served 11 years in various dean roles at Tacoma Community College (TCC).

Charlie's community college background includes serving as a dean in four different areas: academic services; business and workforce education; business, learning resources, and English for academic purposes; and learning resources and English as a Second Language (ESL). He also taught at TCC, Lesley University, and City University as an adjunct faculty for more than eight years.

Charlie received his Doctor of Philosophy in Education from the Community College Leadership Program at Oregon State University. He also earned his Master's in Librarianship and a Bachelor's in English from the University of Washington.

Sandra Fowler-Hill

Sandra Fowler-Hill Sandra currently serves as the president of Portland Community College's Rock Creek Campus. Sandra has served at Everett Community College as Executive Vice President for Instruction and Student Services from 2007 to 2014. Her prior experience includes positions as a division dean and tenured faculty member at Olympic College, where she also coordinated the Office of Women's Programs. Sandra holds an Ed.D. in Community College Leadership, a MA in Human Development Counseling, and a BS in Applied Behavioral Science.

Curt Freed

Curt Freed Curt has served in a progression of instructional roles at Columbia Basin College, including instructor, Director of Tech Prep, division dean, and currently Vice President for Instruction. He also has had experience as a counselor and case manager in a psychiatric care center. Curt holds a MEd in Counseling and Guidance and a BS in Psychology. Curt has conducted doctoral studies in higher education administration.

Geary Greenleaf

Geary Greenleaf Geary holds the position of Dean of Instructional Programs at Lower Columbia College. His background includes teaching experience along with instructional administrative positions at Clark College and Antioch University, and as head of the Nuclear Training Branch at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Geary holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, a MS in Human Resource Management and a BA in Business Administration. His goal to is to be a VP of Instruction.

Gina Lorenz

Gina Lorenz Gina was Director of Human Resources at Edmonds Community College when she entered WELA. She has more than 20 years of experience in public sector human resource management positions, gathered at the City of Monroe and EdCC. She holds a MA in Organizational Psychology and a BS in Business Administration, along with an AAS transfer degree. Gina's WELA goal was to obtain a Chief Human Resources Officer position. Gina has been the Chief HR Officer at Cascadia Community College since 2008. She additionally served on the WELA Board of Directors from 2007-2012.

Larry Price

Larry Price Larry's current position is Director of Facilities and Grounds at Everett Community College. His broad background includes work in several areas of administrative services and positions with public schools, city government and the military. Larry has a MBA and a BS in Forest Resource Management, and is currently enrolled in a Masters in Education program with emphasis on Continuing and College Education. Larry is interested in moving first to a VP of Administrative Services position, and then into a presidency.

Adrienne Tabar

Adrienne Tabar Adrienne currently serves as the Dean of Student Services at the Institute for Extended Learning at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Her background includes work in Continuing Education, Workfirst, Adult Basic Education and Student Services. She brings experience from Centralia College and Wenatchee Valley College. Adrienne holds a Master's in Education and BA in Public Management, along with and Associate of Technical Arts in Information Processing Management. She is interested in a VP of Student Services position.

Erik Tingelstad

Erik Tingelstad Erik has served as Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Careers in Education, housed at Green River Community College, since 2009. His prior experience includes work in student housing, gathered at Central Washington University and the Art Institute of Seattle. He also has private sector experience in banking and the tour industry. Erik holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, a ME in Student Personnel Administration and a BS in Business Administration/Human Resource Management.

Jan West

Jan West Jan is Dean of the Health and Human Services division at Seattle Central Community College. She brings experience from two California Colleges (in disabled student services and as a vocational specialist), as well as work at the high school and middle school levels as an instructor and administrator. Jan holds a MEd in Special Education and a BS in Psychology. She wants to move into a VP position in either Instruction or Student Services.