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Our President

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Our President


Dr. John Mosby became Highline’s seventh president in July 2018. His appointment came after a 10-month national search by the college’s Board of Trustees, following the retirement of Dr. Jack Bermingham. He has more than 23 years of higher education experience and holds a doctorate in leadership/higher education administration from the University of San Diego.

Highline 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


John R. Mosby, Ph.D.

Director, Office of the President

Danielle K. Slota
(206) 592-3600

Interim Executive Assistant

Heather McBreen
(206) 592-3200

For scheduling requests, please contact Heather McBreen..

Office location

Building 99, 2nd floor

Office hours

Monday: 11AM–12PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 832-5826-5282
Wednesday: 9AM–10AM
Zoom Meeting ID: 828-7279-9629

Mailing address

Highline College
P.O. Box 98000 M/S 99-248
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800


(206) 592-3779

Listening Sessions

Opening slide of Dr. Mosby's Winter 2019 Listening Session PresentationDr. Mosby held several listening sessions for faculty and staff during winter 2019. View the text of his presentations and read a summary of the feedback heard during the sessions.


2019-2020 Goals and Priorities

Dr. Mosby presented the 2019-2020 goals and priorities to the Highline College Board of Trustees at their summer retreat on August 12, 2019.


Spring Quarter 2020 Updates

President’s Town Hall Budget/Fiscal Updates