Faculty Awarded Tenure in 2021-22

June 15, 2022

The following Seattle Colleges faculty members have been awarded tenure at their college during the 2021-22 academic year. They were recognized during a reception hosted by the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

North Seattle College

  • Nicole Cook, Information Technology and Application Development
  • Lyle Crews, Real Estate Property Management
  • Leann Dittmar, Pharmacy Technician
  • Erik Jaccard*, English
  • Benjamin Roberts, Electronics and Engineering Technology
  • Vinod Sastry, Mathematics
  • Nausica Zorzi, Business and International Business

Seattle Central College

  • Janine Buis, Nursing
  • Katie Gourd-Ascencio, Nursing
  • Anna Hackman, Humanities
  • Ruby Hansra, Counseling
  • Janet Hinson, Community Health and Education
  • Bliss Holloway, Visual Media
  • Scott Moy, Apparel Design and Development
  • Nathan Ormsby, Web Design and Information Technology
  • Agatha Stavnesli, Dental Hygiene
  • William Szigat, Marine Engineering Technology

South Seattle College

  • Steve Abercrombie, Sustainable Building Science Technology
  • Sheila DeLeon, Basic and Transitional Studies
  • David Hatfield*, Culinary
  • Moonku Jun, Culinary
  • Jill McDonough, Basic and Transitional Studies
  • Mark Murphy*, Diesel Technology
  • Stephanie Oostman*, Welding Technology

* Awarded tenure at June 9, 2022, meeting of the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees and will be recognized at the 2023 faculty tenure reception.

Tenure is a form of academic job assurance awarded in recognition of the quality of a faculty member’s teaching, curriculum development, commitment to students and subject area, and service to the community. Those who earn tenure are awarded a permanent teaching position at their college.

At Seattle Colleges, the tenure process generally takes three years. During the three-year process, candidates are observed and evaluated by a committee comprised of faculty peers, staff, and students. Candidates must meet criteria determined by the tenure committee and must be recommended by both the college president and the chancellor.


Faculty Awarded Tenure in 2022-23