Speaker Date Topic
Classification Talk: Doug Evanson Jun 12, 2023 6:30 PM
Rotarian Doug Evanson will present a brief classification talk introducing herself
Rotarian Doug Evanson will present a brief classification talk introducing herself
Jan Martinka of Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown Jun 12, 2023 6:40 PM
International grants
Juneteenth (No Meeting) Jun 19, 2023
Independence Day (No Meeting) Jul 03, 2023
Ben Brauer of The Kraken Jul 17, 2023 6:40 PM
What's happening with The Kraken and the new season
Dr. Amy Morrison of Lake Wash. Institute of Tech. Aug 07, 2023 6:30 PM
News and outlook from Lake Washington Institute of Technology
News and outlook from Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Dr. Amy Morrison is Lake Washington Institute of Technology's ninth president, having begun in July of 2013.
During her tenure, Dr. Morrison has seen the college through post-Great Recession budgetary challenges, while growing college programs and partnerships. The college has grown program offerings with a focus on equity, completion, and empathy.
In 2019, LWTech was named one of the Top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute, in part because of the college’s substantive completion efforts.
Morrison is extensively involved in local, regional, and statewide initiatives including One Redmond, Cascadia Innovation Corridor, Washington Technology Industry Association, and serving as a commissioner for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). She is also substantively involved in statewide community and technical college system work, including chairing the presidents’ legislative and strategic visioning committees.
Morrison has been recognized for her inclusive, collaborative, and transparent leadership by NCMPR in 2017 as the Pacesetter of the Year, 2019 by EvergreenHealth with their Community Service Award, and by her alma mater University of Nebraska Lincoln Educational Administration Department with their 2020 Impact Award.
Dr. Morrison served for nearly ten years in vice presidential roles including advancement, as well as, campus operations at Clover Park Technical College. She began her community and technical college career at Bates Technical College in 1999. Prior to her community and technical college career, Morrison served as the Deputy Director in the Office of Congressman Norm Dicks where she focused on higher education and workforce outreach.
She received her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in December 2013 as part of the National Community College Leadership Cohort. Her dissertation focused on the importance of student completion (earning a credential such as a degree or certificate) for students pursuing a workforce or technical degree. She received her Masters of Public Administration at The Evergreen State College, and her undergraduate degree at Mills College.
Dr. Morrison lives in Kirkland with her family.
Dr. Eric Murray of Cascadia College Aug 21, 2023 6:30 PM
Cascadia College Update
Cascadia College Update
Did you know that Cascadia College transfers the highest percentage of students to the University of Washington system of any community or technical college in the state?  Did you know that 1 in 3 Cascadia full-time faculty members have Ph.D.s?  That's the highest percentage of any community college in the state.  Join Cascadia College's president, Dr. Eric Murray, and Cascadia College Foundation's new executive director, Brittany Caldwell, to learn about Cascadia’s latest programs, current students, growing STEM education, and opportunities for the community to engage with campus.
Dr. Eric Murray joined Cascadia as president in 2010.  Dr. Murray comes to Cascadia as an experienced administrator and teacher in higher education. He has served students since 1992 when he began his first position at UCLA in residential housing. From UCLA, he went on to the University of Montana-Western as the dean of student affairs, and then to North Idaho College where he served as vice president of student services.
Brittany Caldwell of Cascadia College Foundation Aug 21, 2023 6:40 PM
Cascadia College Foundation Update
Cascadia College Foundation Update
Brittany Caldwell joined Cascadia as the Cascadia College Foundation Executive Director in November 2022.  Caldwell was the executive director of the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce where she dedicated the last 15 years to building relationships with a diverse group of business owners and managers, elected officials, nonprofit leaders and residents throughout the Cascadia College service district. 
Labor Day (No Meeting) Sep 04, 2023
Jen Boone of City of Kirkland Sep 18, 2023 6:40 PM
Kirkland's homelessness outreach and support programs