Board of Trustees
Legal power and responsibility for the operation of Shoreline Community College rests with the board of trustees. The trustees establish and review college policies and oversee the general management of funds and properties.
The board is composed of five trustees who are appointed by the governor of Washington and confirmed by the Senate. The trustees represent the public interest and ensure the basic fiscal integrity of the college.
Members of the Board
Dr. Douglass Jackson
Appointed: February 2015/Reappointed: October 2017. Trustee Jackson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry where he is also a member of the admissions committee.
Catherine D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
Appointed: November 2013/Reappointed: October 2016. Trustee D'Ambrosio teaches at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She also operates a home health-care agency serving medically intensive children.
Tom Lux, Vice Chair
Appointed: November 2013/Reappointed: October 2018. Trustee Lux is a retired administrator with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union. Trustee Lux has managed a joint labor/management team of program managers and career advisors that developed training opportunities and assisted Boeing hourly workers with their career paths.
Clara Pellham, Chair
Appointed: February 2015/Reappointed: October 2015. Trustee Pellham, a Lake Forest Park resident, is the Luxury Custom Travel Sales Manager at TCS World Travel. Trustee Pellham's interest in serving as a Trustee stemmed from her commitment to the programs and services provided by the College.
Gidget (Jennie) Terpstra
Appointed: November 2018. Trustee Terpstra served as a Trustee from 2004-2013 and returned to fulfill the remaining term of former Trustee, Phil Barrett. Trustee Terpstra, a longtime resident of Shoreline, has been involved in the community for many years and worked as one of the first family advocates and school/community services specialist with the Shoreline Public Schools for 16 years.