Daryl Campbell is the acting president of Shoreline
Community College, effective June 10, 2013.
At the May 22 Board of Trustees meeting, President Lee
Lambert submitted his resignation effective June 30. His last day on campus
will be at the June 9 Commencement ceremonies, followed by previously unused
annual leave. Lambert has accepted a position as chancellor of Pima Community
College in Tucson, Ariz. His first day there will be July 1.
“As anticipated under our policy governance, I’m appointing
Daryl Campbell as acting president,” Lambert said after handing his resignation
letter to the board.
Board chair Phil Barrett said that while he will miss
working with Lambert, “I have incredible faith in Daryl Campbell to keep this
college on a steady course. It is very, very important to have continuity. We
are doing incredibly great things here and we must keep that going.”
Campbell said he’s ready and looking forward to the role.
“I’m proud to have worked with President Lambert over the
past five years to put this college on a strong financial footing, to forward
key strategic initiatives, navigate through unprecedented state budget cuts and
much more,” Campbell said after the meeting. “I’m excited to be able to help
keep this college moving forward and to help our students.”
Campbell came to Shoreline in 2008 as vice president for
administrative services, the position he continues to hold. From 2001-08, he
held administrative positions with Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.,
including vice president for finance and administration. Campbell also has
experience in the private sector as executive vice president, chief financial
officer and general manager in the health and fitness industry.
Campbell has a law degree from Seattle University and
recently passed the Washington State Bar. He earned an MBA from the University
of Phoenix in San Francisco and BS from the University of Vermont. He was also
a registered dietitian through 1997, earned at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in
The board also discussed potential next steps toward
choosing an interim president and then finding a permanent replacement for
“We will work through consensus, we need your input to help
us make a great decision,” Board Chair Barrett said, referring to the campus
community. Barrett urged anyone with thoughts on process or qualities needed in
an interim president to send those comments to the board. Comments can be sent to board secretary Lori Yonemitsu by e-mail at email@example.com or
delivered to her office in the 1000 building at the college.
Later in the meeting, the board authorized college staff to
begin preparing a request for proposal to find a search firm to assist in the
search for a permanent president.
Kira Wennstrom was faculty representative for the meeting,
filling in for faculty member and union president Amy Kinsel. “I’m pleased to
hear the board is anticipating an open and inclusive process,” Wennstrom said.