Highline College selects Mosby as new president

10-month search ends in unanimous vote by school trustees

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:20am
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John Mosby has been named the next president of Highline College.

The college’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on the selection during a special meeting Thursday.

Mosby is serving as vice president for student services at Mission College in Santa Clara, Calif., part of the West Valley Mission Community College District.

He begins his new job at Highline in July.

“Our goal has been to find an open, inspirational leader who embodies and promotes the college’s values of diversity, access, equity and community and is a fit for the unique Highline culture and environment,” said Debrena Jackson Gandy, chair of the five-member board. “We are confident that we found such a leader in Dr. Mosby.”

Mosby has more than 23 years of higher education experience and holds a doctorate in leadership/higher education administration from the University of San Diego.

The selection follows a 10-month national search to fill the vacancy left by Jack Bermingham, who retired in August 2017 after more than a decade as president.

Jeff Wagnitz will continue to serve as interim president until Mosby assumes the post, after which he will return full time to his previous role as a vice president.

More about Mosby, as well as information on the presidential search process, is available at “Mosby Named President of Highline College.”

Highline’s board is composed of community members from Highline’s service area of South King County: Dan Altmayer and Bob Roegner, both of Federal Way; Jackson Gandy, Des Moines; Fred Mendoza, Normandy Park; and Sili Savusa, White Center.

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