Mark Mitsui, current vice president at South Seattle Community College, will take on responsibilities as president of North Seattle Community College beginning July 1.
Mitsui was selected following a national search and recommendations made by a campus-wide committee. He has served as vice president of student services at South since 2006. He was formerly a dean for student services at Green River Community College. His career also includes experience as a tenured instructor in health and fitness technology at Renton Technical College.
Mitsui has a bachelor’s from Western Washington University, a master’s from the University of Washington (UW) in education leadership and policy studies, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the UW in that field.
Mitsui is not the first Asian American president of North. Peter Ku was president in the early 90s. ♦
Bettie Luke says
Congratulations to Mark Mitsui on his appointment as President of NSCC! We have been in touch on related educational issues for 10-12 years, including co-chairing an Asian Pacific American coalition of educators at NCORE – National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. It was an honor to work with such an intelligent and dedicated leader.
I am currently on the Advisory Committee of a National Grant directed by Mark at SSCC. The AANAPI (Asian American/ Native American/ Pacific Islander)grant is aimed at retention and achievement of those target population of students.
Mark is focused and fair on educational policy and totally dedicated to multicultural solutions. NSCC is fortunate to have his leadership.
Most sincerely, Bettie Luke