Academy Class of 2016

Laura Brogden, PhD

Laura currently serves as the Associate Dean of Basic Education and Corrections Education at Peninsula College. She recently completed her PhD in Community College Leadership at Old Dominion University, with a dissertation entitled Resilience of Community College Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences. Laura is also a poverty coach, a certified mediator, a learning disability specialist, and a former executive director of a dispute resolution center. Her passion for educating underserved students and facilitative leadership guide her work.

Kimberly Chapman

Kimberly Chapman is an educational administrator with a strong focus on collaboration, conflict resolution, and student advocacy; dedicated to fostering diversity within the college environment. Experience includes managing large educational programs, serving as a liaison with government and community leaders, and securing funding through state and federal grants and contracts.

Chapman received an AA degree North Lake College and a BA and a MA — both in English — from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in Higher Education Development through Texas A & M University. Chapman taught English at South Texas College. She has been Dean for Basic and Transitional Studies at North Seattle College and currently is Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences at Edmonds CC.

Rebecca C. Cory, PhD

Rebecca C. Cory, PhD, is Associate Dean of Instruction at Bellevue College, in Bellevue, Washington. She has dedicated her professional career to the inclusion of students on the margins in higher education. She served as disabilities services director at three institutions and has coedited two books on accessible pedagogy, Building Pedagogical Curbcuts: Incorporating Disability in the University Classroom and Curriculum (Syracuse University Press) and Universal Design in Higher Education, from Principles to Practice (Harvard Education Press). She has served as a faculty member in higher education leadership and adult education. Rebecca lives in Seattle where she swims regularly in Puget Sound and enjoys the company of her spouse and backyard chickens.

Nancy Dick

Nancy Dick is the Director of Workforce Education at SBCTC. She and her team help build partnerships between our 34 colleges, employers and labor. Her responsibilities include oversight of the state's 10 Centers of Excellence, worker retraining, WorkFirst/BFET, Perkins, apprenticeship and other programs. She is the primary liaison to the Workforce Education Council and works with other state agencies and the Workforce Board. Prior to coming to the State Board in 2015, she was a Dean of Instruction of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, where she led design and technology programs ranging from certificates to a bachelor degree. She was multimedia faculty for 10 years and holds a Master of Communication in Digital Media degree from the University of Washington. Nancy is interested in how a 21st century education can lead to living-wage jobs for our students and close the nation's skills gap.

Shanda Diehl

Shanda Diehl serves as the Associate Vice President of Planning and Effectiveness at Clark College. Shanda successfully leads college-wide planning and continuous improvement strategies based on the knowledge from her education in sociology, business, and public health; experience as an adjunct business statistics instructor; lead role in strategic planning for multiple colleges; leadership in college and department continuous improvement process and strategies; change management; skillful ability to teach others how to effectively use data to inform decisions; successful win and direction of grant funding opportunities aligned with college priorities; and effective negotiation resulting in the improvement of college practices to ensure compliance with accreditation standards and student success. Shanda's commitment to community college excellence in education is fueled by her passion for social equity.

Krista Fox

Krista Fox is the Dean of Health, Business and Professional Services at Tacoma Community College and has worked for Washington's Community and Technical College system for nearly 20 years. She spent the early stages of her career in South King County at Highline Community College and Green River Community College. Krista is a student-focused administrator with a firm commitment to access and opportunity for all. Her higher education experience includes academic advising and support, workforce services, K-12 partnerships and instruction. Krista holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Welfare and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington. After 30 years as a resident of Washington, she calls Tacoma home where she resides with her husband and two daughters.

Laurie Franklin

Laurie Franklin is the Dean of Enrollment and Student Financial Services at Everett Community College. She has responsibility and oversight of several essential and diverse student services departments including: Enrollment Services, Testing, Veterans Services, Financial Aid, Financial Referral Center, WorkFirst, and Outreach and High School Programs. Laurie was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Oregon State University. She is active on several advisory boards in Snohomish County, including Everett Public Schools, LGBTQ advisory councils, and sports halls of fame committees. Laurie has a passion and commitment toward equity in higher education and has trained and presented on the local and national levels, including Washington Students of Color Conference, RISE, Race Conference, and NCORE.

Jennifer Glasier

Jennifer Fyllingness Glasier is currently the Dean of Enrollment Services at Olympic College, where she has worked for eight years. She started as the Director of Admissions and Outreach and worked her way up through International Education and Residence Life before securing her current position. Jennifer has a B.S. from Oregon State University, a Masters from The George Washington University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. As part of her doctoral work, she had the pleasure of serving as a Fulbright Fellow in Norway. In addition to working in administration, she has ten years of experience as an adjunct faculty member teaching tourism and hospitality management. Jennifer lives in Gig Harbor with her husband and 1 year-old son.