Special Meeting Open to All
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
Highline’s main campus
Building 25, Library Boardroom (5th floor)
The Highline College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting to consider alternatives for the presidential search process. Action may be taken regarding the formation of board member subcommittees.
This will be the board’s first public meeting since July 27, when Dr. Jack Bermingham announced his retirement as Highline’s president.
Bermingham, 68, had been on leave from the college since December 2016 while recovering from open-heart surgery. He had served as president since 2006 and spent 22 years at the college.
The college has enjoyed remarkable leadership stability, with only six presidents during its first 56 years.
Dr. Jeff Wagnitz, Highline’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, is serving as acting president.
Highline’s board is responsible for selecting and employing the college president. It is composed of community members from Highline’s service area of South King County: Dan Altmayer and Bob Roegner, both of Federal Way; Debrena Jackson Gandy, Des Moines; Fred Mendoza, Normandy Park; and Sili Savusa, White Center.