Faculty Awarded Tenure in 2022-23

May 30, 2023

The following Seattle Colleges faculty members have been awarded tenure at their college during the 2022-23 academic year. They were recognized during a reception hosted by the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

North Seattle College

  • William Barry, Math and Science
  • Deepa Bhandaru, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Angel Hayoung Kim, Workforce Instruction
  • Erik Jaccard, English

Seattle Central College

  • Desiree Simons, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Jimmy Truong, Nursing

South Seattle College

  • Charlotte Brun, Library
  • Sean Cargill, Workforce
  • Denise Grollmus, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • David Hatfield, Culinary
  • Amiko Matsuo, Art
  • Mark Murphy*, Diesel Technology
  • Stephanie Oostman*, Welding Technology

* Awarded tenure at June 9, 2022, meeting of the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees and 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 2021-22