College Leadership

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a five-member board appointed by the Governor of the State of Washington and confirmed by the Washington State Senate. The role of the Board is to provide leadership through policy governance of the College, and though selection, supervision, and evaluation of the College President. 

Acting President

Phillip KingPhillip J. King

Phillip King assumed duties as the acting President of Shoreline Community College in July 2021. Prior to becoming the acting President, Phillip held the role of Vice President for Student Learning, Equity and Success at Shoreline Community College. Phillip’s educational background includes community college leadership, communication studies, and psychology.

Phillip’s focus of research and work are on transfer student success, gendered forms of communication in the academic environment, male community college student success, and equity practices that elevate access for all students that are marginalized. His connection to this work is evident in his research orientation – men just aren’t showing up in colleges at the same number as in previous years.

Outside the office he volunteers with local LGBTQ+ groups, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and local agencies for pet adoption. He has a passion for science fiction reading, non-fiction reading in science education and the human genome, and home improvement projects. Lastly, you might find him in the pool each morning training for whatever master’s swim meet is coming, rowing on Lake Washington or the Sound, and finding hiking options for him and his recent rescue, Schooner.

Executive Team

The Executive Team is comprised of executive leaders who represent each area of the College and work directly with the president to provide strategic direction and input.

Dawn BeckDawn Beck

Vice President for Business & Administrative Services

Dawn Beck is a third generation Seattle native and a CPA. She started her accounting career as a work-study at North Seattle College and went on to graduate from the the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington before getting her CPA license. She has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, private industry and government accounting and was on the board of directors for the Washington Society of CPAs for three years.

Previously, she has worked to help manage the Seattle Art Museum and a variety of restaurants and food manufacturing industries, including the Space Needle, Wild Ginger/Triple Door, and the Redhook Ale Brewery.

Dawn has two grown children, and loves cooking and gardening with her husband. She is an avid beekeeper and on weekends can be found hiking the hills around the Skagit Valley with Teddy, her beloved Australian Shepherd.

Diana DotterDiana Dotter

Acting Associate Vice President for Advancement, Communications & Marketing/Executive Director of Foundation

Diana Dotter is a high-performing business strategist with two decades of leadership experience in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors that specializes in identifying market opportunities, driving strategic and creative vision, creating strategic partnerships across multiple industry sectors, designing executable strategic plans, and driving activity to achieve results. Diana provides strategic leadership to public and private sector organizations in higher education, the creative economy, and digital media and entertainment sectors.

Diana joined Shoreline in 2020 to complete a $48.3 million capital campaign to build a new Health, Science & Advanced Manufacturing Classroom Complex and lead the Shoreline Community College Foundation. In her new role of Associate Vice President for Advancement, Communications & Marketing and Executive Director of the Foundation, she serves as the College’s chief development, marketing, and communications officer, playing an integral role in the executive leadership of the College and supporting its mission to serve the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of diverse students and communities.

Ann Garnsey-HarterAnn Garnsey-Harter

Associate Vice President for Academic Operations & Learning Resources

Dr. Ann Garnsey-Harter provides strategic leadership for academic operations, return-to-campus (post-COVID), college planning, as well as Learning Resources which includes the following departments: Classroom Support Services, Continuing Education, eLearning Services, Faculty Professional Development, the Library, Rentals/Events, and the Student Learning Center. She also is Deputy Title IX/EEO Coordinator.

She has been a higher education administrator for the last 20 years. Her professional experience is grounded in her experience teaching college English part-time for seven years in all delivery modes (online, hybrid, and face-to-face). She holds a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in English from Washington State University.

Personally, she loves the outdoors and is an active hiker, camper, and kayaker. 

Guy HamiltonGuy Hamilton

Acting Vice President for Student Learning

Guy Hamilton came to Shoreline Community College as a Biology faculty member in 2004 and has served as the Faculty Program Coordinator for the Biotechnology Lab Specialist program and the Biology Department.

At Shoreline, he has been involved in the development of Biotech High School Outreach programs, such as the Amgen Biotech Experience and Project Biotech summer camps. He has served as a co-PI on multiple NSF & ATE grants to support the growth of technician training programs in Clean Energy Technology, Biotechnology, and Biomanufacturing. 

Guy received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Oregon studying protein folding in yeast. He did post-doctoral research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on the evolutionary conservation of cell signaling and worked briefly with a small Biotech start-up company.

Samira PardananiSamira Pardanani

Associate Vice President for Student Services & International Education

Samira Pardanani is the new Associate Vice President of Student Services and International Education charged with providing leadership to programs integral to the student experience at the College.

In her previous role as Executive Director of Shoreline’s dynamic International Education department, she led a high-functioning and innovative team whose work placed the College among the country’s top 20 community colleges hosting international students. The College has been featured in multiple national publications for best practices in enrollment management, student services, and campus internationalization. As a leader in the field, Samira has served as a frequent presenter and as an advocate for community colleges. 

Samira is excited to dive into the work of serving all Shoreline students, working with campus stakeholders to pursue opportunities to enhance the student experience, with a special focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and reducing opportunity gaps. She is skilled at identifying individual strengths of staff and facilitating increased ownership and engagement in their work.

Samira holds master’s degrees in German and TESOL, and has been educated in India, Germany, Austria, and the U.S. She speaks multiple languages and wholeheartedly embraces the value that diverse life experiences bring to the table. She spends her free time with her family and friends, enjoying good food and laughter, and also loves to dabble in different hobbies.

Gavin SmithGavin Smith

Acting Director of Technology Support Services

Gavin Smith has been acting Director of Technology Support Services since January 2020. He was hired at the college as an application developer in 2004 and worked in that capacity for 16 years. Prior to that, he ran a software and networking business for 15 years.

The software Gavin developed for the college includes Student Email, Class Schedule, MCO, Campus Directory, and the Budget Planning System, among others.

Gavin also created the software and systems that connect the college to third party services such a RAVE Alerts, Nelnet, and Cashnet, and implemented third party software such as TLR and FMS Query.

Veronica ZuraVeronica Zura

Executive Director of Human Resources

Veronica Zura has served the College in the Office of Human Resources since August 2004 with direct experience in each of the individual positions staffed in HR. Ms. Zura holds a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology from Western Washington University, with a minor in Internet Resource & Creation. Ms. Zura obtained her Professional in Human Resources certification in February 2011, the ATIXA Title IX Level 1 Certification in June of 2016, and the OSU Search Advocate certification in November 2018. 
 
Ms. Zura provides executive leadership to campus in the areas of employee relations, compensation, benefits, recruitment/selection, and collective bargaining/labor relations. During her free time, Ms. Zura enjoys movies, puzzling, and cribbage.

Senior Leadership

The College’s senior leadership reflects deans, directors, and executive directors who report directly to a member of the Executive Team. 

  • Lianne Almughirah, Director of International Admissions & Student Services
  • Pete Babbington, Director of Facilities
  • Mary Burroughs, Dean of Health Occupations & Nursing
  • Greg Cranson, Acting Director of Safety & Security
  • Nancy Dick, Executive Dean of Humanities and Transitional Studies
  • Cliff Fredrickson, Director of Budget
  • Bo Fu, Acting Director of International Outreach
  • Randy Gottfried, Director of Classroom Support Services
  • Crystal Hess, Acting Executive Dean of STEM & Workforce
  • Alyshia Joselyn, Director of Financial Services

  • Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Associate Dean of Library & Learning Resources
  • Derek Levy, Dean of Student Support

  • Martha Lynn, Director of Communications & Marketing
  • Lisa Malik, Acting Dean of Access and Advising

  • Bayta Maring, Executive Director of Institutional Assessment & Data Management

  • Jonathan Molinaro, Associate Dean of Transitional Studies

  • Brigid Nulty, Director of Guided Pathways

  • Louise Petruzzella, Associate Dean of STEM & Workforce

  • Amy Rovner, Acting Director of eLearning Services

  • Lucas Rucks, Executive Dean of Business, Communication Studies & Social Sciences

  • Vacant, Associate Dean of Business, Communication Studies & Social Sciences

See the College’s Organizational Chart or view the Employee Directory.