Northwest Asian Weekly
Sheila Edwards Lange has been named the permanent president of Seattle Central College (SCC). She has served as interim president since last August.
“Dr. Edwards Lange has all of the qualities we have been looking for in a new president. She has great experience, and it’s clear that she cares deeply about the success of Seattle Central’s students,” said Seattle Colleges District Chancellor, Jill Wakefield. “She has performed exceptionally well stepping in on an interim basis and leading Seattle Central through a period of transition. During the search process, so many faculty, staff, students and community members had many positive things to say about her leadership. Dr. Edwards Lange is clearly the best choice to lead this institution on a permanent basis.”
Previously, Edwards Lange served as vice president for Minority Affairs and vice provost for Diversity at the University of Washington (UW). She was responsible for increasing diversity at the UW and working with senior leadership to improve the campus climate and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff.
“I am honored and privileged to be selected to serve as president,” Edwards Lange said.
“Seattle Central, like the other colleges in the Seattle Colleges District, is uniquely positioned to influence the economic and social well-being for thousands of individuals and families in our region. I am thrilled to be able to use my experience to lead an institution that has such a rich history serving the community.”
Edwards Lange received a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies and a master’s in public administration, both from the University of Washington. She earned a bachelor’s in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine.
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