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Search Subcommittee

Eighteen people are serving on the subcommittee to help the Board of Trustees in the search for Highline’s next leader. The subcommittee includes people from a wide range of constituency groups.

Subcommittee Members

Constituency GroupNumber of RepresentativesName

Board of Trustees

2 appointed by Board of Trustees

Bob Roegner
Sili Savusa

Business and community

8 approved by Board of Trustees

see table below

(ex-officio advisory liaison)

1 approved by Board of Trustees

Dr. Jeff Wagnitz

Classified employees

1 recommended by bargaining unit of
Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA)

Gary McCune

Equity Task Force

1 recommended by Equity Task Force

Jason Ramirez

Exempt employees

1 recommended by Executive Staff

Lorraine Odom


2 elected by Highline College Education
Association (HCEA)

Dr. T.M. Sell
Gayatri Sirohi


1 recommended by Foundation

Debra Baker


1 recommended by Associated Students of
Highline College

Mahlet Tiruneh

Subcommittee Members: Business and Community

In selecting the eight business and community members, trustees looked for those with ties to employers, educational entities and business organizations from the college’s service area of South King County.


Luisa Bangs

Port of Seattle

Dr. Tammy Campbell

Federal Way Public Schools

Roxana Garcia

South King Council of Human Services

Hugo Garcia


Dr. Steve Grubb

Highline Public Schools

Rebecca Martin

Federal Way Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Ponder

Mel Ponder Photography and Human Rights Commission

Michael Vendiola

National Indian Education Association (Wash. office) and
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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