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October 16, 2013 at 7:52 AM
FEDERAL WAY (AP) — The Federal Way School Board voted 3-2 to remove Tony Moore as president with Moore casting the deciding vote against himself at the Tuesday night meeting. He said he did not want his arrest to be a distraction.
Moore was arrested last month after an investigation in Portland accused him of stealing tires for his salvage business. He plans to plead not guilty.
KOMO reports he’ll remain on the school board.
But, the issue that brought dozens of angry parents to the meeting was oversees travel by the superintendent and board members. The board spent more than $60,000 for trips to Europe, Australia and South Korea. The district said the goal was to learn better education techniques and plan a global partnership program.
Parents called the trips wasteful junkets.
June 11, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Mark Mitsui, president of North Seattle Community College, is leaving in August to take a job as deputy assistant secretary for community colleges in the U.S. Department of Education.
Mitsui, who grew up in Seattle and started his career as a teacher at Renton Technical College in 1988, says his work will contribute to the larger goal of improving the nation’s college completion rate. The Obama administration’s goal is for the U.S. to have the highest rate of college completion or credential attainment in the world by 2020.
He’ll work in the office of vocational and adult education, which focuses on career, technical, adult and correctional education. “This position will provide key policy input for policies related to community and technical colleges,” Mitsui said.
Understanding community colleges “at the ground level” will be instrumental to the job, said Mitsui, who has been president of North Seattle since July 2010.
Mitsui has also worked as a vice president at South Seattle Community College, where he headed a team that won a $2.4 million grant from the Department of Education. The college became one of the first six members of a national select group of Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions. He also served as board chair of the national Asian American Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities.
In 2011, under his leadership, North Seattle Community College hosted a 2011 White House Initiative on Asian Pacific Islanders NW Regional Conference on Sustainability. It was one of a number of national and international activities he linked to the school.
April 20, 2012 at 9:52 AM
We couldn’t say this in a summary better than The Spokesman Review begins the story, so here it is, with a link to the full story as provided by The Associated Press:
SPOKANE – Laurie Roth, a syndicated radio talk show host who broadcasts from Spokane County, is trying to parlay her strong conservatism, an unusual tax plan and the story of her near-death experience into a long-shot bid for the presidency.
The self-described Annie Oakley of the Airwaves says she was called by God about a year ago to make the campaign journey from her double-wide trailer in Elk, Wash., to the White House and turn the nation around, The Spokesman-Review reported in Friday’s newspaper.
“I am the comeback kid. I am the Seabiscuit story,” said Roth, a 51-year-old mother of two. “America is road kill, and so was I.
November 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM
Ana Mari Cauce has been named the preferred candidate for provost at the University of Washington.
Cauce is currently the dean of the UW’s College of Arts & Sciences, the largest college on campus.
She replaces Phyllis Wise, who served as provost under former President Mark Emmert until Emmert’s departure to head the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Wise stepped in as interim president, then returned to the provost’s job when Michael Young was made president of the UW. Shortly thereafter, Wise took the job of chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Young made the decision to appoint an internal candidate to the job, but raised a stir earlier this month when he told faculty members he did not want to make the list of final candidates for the provost position public.
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