Our President

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Our President


Dr. Jeff Wagnitz is serving as interim president while the college’s Board of Trustees seeks a replacement for Dr. Jack Bermingham, who announced his retirement in July 2017.

Wagnitz brings to the position his in-depth knowledge of Washington’s two-year college system and of Highline, where he has worked since 2000 as an administrator. He will return to his role as vice president for academic affairs once a new president is hired.

The college has enjoyed remarkable leadership stability, with only six permanent presidents during its history, which began in 1961 as the first community college in King County.

Contact Information

Interim President Jeff Wagnitz, Ed.D.
Chief of Staff Patti Rosendahl, D.Phil.
(206) 592-3200
Special Assistant to the President Shakira Ericksen
(206) 592-3336
Office location Building 99, 2nd floor
Office hours Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mailing address Highline College
P.O. Box 98000 M/S 99-248
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
Fax (206) 592-3779