President Search 2024

We are searching for our next college president at South Seattle College.

Search Process and Timeline​


We are hiring college presidents for North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College.

  • Seattle Colleges will conduct three simultaneous presidential searches.
  • There will be three search committees—one each at North, Central, and South. 
  • Candidates will need to apply, separately, for each position that interests them.
  • A districtwide Logistics Work Team will support and coordinate logistics and planning.
  • Additional support will come from inclusion advocates, Human Resources, and other support staff.
  • Our goal is to have our college presidents in place at North, Central, and South by July 1, 2024.

Refer to the additional information below.

Hiring Authority

The chancellor is the hiring authority for these three searches, in close consultation with the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees and each college's search committee.

Presidential Searches (note: links open in a new tab to each college's presidential search page)

Search Committee

Ty Swenson and Melody McMillanCo-Chairs
Maggie ArgiroCollege Council representative
Dennis DenmanEDIC representative
Julian BarrAFT representative
Rachael GuenthnerAFT-SPS representative
Sandy LongWFSE representative
Quynh TranStudent representative
Brianne FranksHR Director (non-voting)
Lynn KanneInclusion Advocate (non-voting)
Koh PhasomsapPresident's Office EA (non-voting)

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Elements of This Search

Seattle Colleges is fully committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in our hiring practices. 

Inclusion Advocates

Seattle Colleges’ Inclusion Advocate Program is designed to create a standardized, anti-biased search process to build a rich and diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and community. Trained inclusion advocates work in conjunction with the search committee, hiring manager, and Human Resources in all levels of the hiring process as non-voting members to guide search committee members in recognizing and avoiding unconscious bias.

Seattle Colleges' Inclusion Advocate Program was developed with permission from and modeled after Oregon State University’s Search Advocate program.

Equal Opportunity, Equal Employment

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran or disabled veteran status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability.

This commitment is formalized in District Policy #201, “Equal Opportunity Statement and Accommodation for District.”

For More Information:


Time FramePresidents Search Milestone
December 20, 2023              
through March 11, 2024 
Presidents positions posted; applications accepted and reviewed
Monday, March 11, 2024Applicant pool closes - final date to submit applications
Tuesday, March 12, 2024Date of first review of applicants
Early to Mid-April 2024First round interviews take place via Zoom
Late April to Early May 2024Finalist interviews take place on college campuses
Late May 2024Presidents announced
July 1, 2024Desired start date for new presidents