FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2010
Cascadia Board Grants Tenure to 7 Faculty Members
Bothell, WA – Seven faculty members at Cascadia Community College were recently
granted tenure by the college’s Board of Trustees. After nearly 10 years of serving
students and the community, Cascadia now has 30 tenured faculty.
“I’m very proud of all our faculty, who bring great skill and passion to their work of
serving students and the community. Today I’m especially proud of our newly tenured
faculty who have done such outstanding jobs of demonstrating their skills and knowledge,
their commitment to teaching and learning and student success, and their dedication to
Cascadia and the communities we serve,” says Vice President for Student Learning Dr.
The newly tenured faculty members include Dr. Lisa Citron, who teaches Economics;
Robyn Ferret, Walter Hudsick, and Natalie Serianni, who are all English faculty; Yuko
Ito, who teaches Japanese language; Danielle Powell, who teaches Communications; and
Erin Richards, who teaches Political Science.
In order to be considered by the Board of Trustees, tenure candidates participate in a
rigorous process through which they examine and refine their approach to teaching and
learning, demonstrate and document their service to the college and the community, and
engage in various professional growth opportunities. Over the 3-year tenure review
period, students, peers, and administrators observe their classes and provide written
evaluations. In addition, all of the candidates put together portfolios of their work and
accomplishments and make presentations to the Board of Trustees as part of the process
required to be considered for tenure.
About Cascadia Community College:
Cascadia Community College is an accredited, public community college, located in Bothell, WA.
Cascadia is committed to innovative instruction in small classes that emphasize active and collaborative
learning. Cascadia served over 5,000 students last year and celebrates its 10 th anniversary in 2010.
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