Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Frieda Takamura to Renton Technical College’s board of trustees, a term she will serve through Sept. 30, 2020. Takamura was president of the Renton Education Association from 1988–91 and taught junior high and high schools in Renton, Walla Walla, and Crawfordsville, Ind. She previously was the human and civil rights program […]
On Oct. 26, poet Don Mee Choi was honored at a ceremony in New York City. She was one of 10 young writers awarded the Whiting Writers’ Award of $50,000. These awards have been given annually since 1985. Choi is an instructor in adult basic education at Renton Technical College and lives in Seattle. “The […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Mark Mitsui became the 12th president of North Seattle Community College (NSCC) in July 2010. He also serves as vice chancellor of student success for the Seattle Community College District and was recently appointed board chair of the new Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities. Mitsui […]
Mark Mitsui, current vice president at South Seattle Community College, will take on responsibilities as president of North Seattle Community College beginning July 1.
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Snug budgets and picky politics weren’t the only factors that ousted Renton Technical College (RTC) President Donald Bressler. Claims state that matters such as race and diversity played a central role in sending him out the door. The college’s Board of Trustees voted 3 to 1 in dismissing Bressler on Aug. 11.