Edmonds CC selects a new president

Mar 11, 2018
Amit Singh

Amit Singh is the new president of Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, and will begin work June 25.

The selection of Singh by the college’s board of trustees completes a national, extensive search that began last summer and involved participation from students, employees,and community members.

In making their decision, the trustees considered the results of nearly 300 survey responses and comments submitted by community members, students and employees.

Singh replaces Jean Hernandez, who retires last year after seven years on the job.

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a great college like Edmonds Community College and I am very much looking forward to joining the Edmonds CC family and continuing the work of students' access, success, and completion,” Singh said.

With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Singh currently serves as the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, a position he’s held since 2014.

Singh joined Clark State from Cuyahoga Community College’s western campus – the largest institution of the four-campus district – in Parma, Ohio, where he was dean of academic affairs and chief academic officer.

Earlier in his career, he served as the dean of the business and computer science division at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pa. and as the assistant dean of the business and social science division at Darton College in Albany, Georgia.

Singh holds four degrees – a doctorate in economics from Ranchi University, India; a master’s in finance from Georgia State University; a master’s of business administration from Salisbury University, Maryland; and a master’s and bachelor’s in economics from Patna University, India.

Edmonds CC’s interim president is Christina Castorena.

 

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