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Leadership

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS)

is composed of two colleges, Spokane Community College (SCC) and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC).

The district is led by Chancellor Christine Johnson, Ph.D.
The colleges are led by president Kevin Brockbank, Ed.D. at SCC and president Kimberlee Messina, Ed.D. at SFCC.

Greg Stevens

Acting Chancellor - Community Colleges of Spokane

 

Acting Chancellor Greg StevensCommunity Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Acting Chancellor Greg Stevens is charged with leading a complex district that spans six counties over a 12,300-square-mile area. The district includes Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College, as well as rural learning centers, Head Start/Early Learning centers, and more than 2,300 employees.

Stevens was appointed Vice Chancellor of Human Resources in April 2000 and has held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions within CCS, including overseeing facilities management starting in 2007; becoming Chief Administration Officer in 2010; serving as acting Chief Financial Officer in 2011-12; before assuming responsibility for security and emergency management in July 2013.

Stevens has held a variety of leadership roles with the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges system. He helped to form the Washington Chapter of College and University Professional Association for Human Resources and served as its initial president. He was recognized as one of Boise State University’s Distinguished Alumni in 2010. He holds professional certifications in project management, mediation, leadership development, facilitation, and systems thinking.

Prior to joining CCS in 2000, Stevens’ career included executive and administrative roles at Butte-Glenn Community College and the County of Tuolumne, both in California, as well as professional HR positions in healthcare with Fortune 500 companies and the public sector. He has also served on several professional boards over the years.

Stevens earned an MBA in Human Resources from the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Boise State University.

Kevin Brockbank, EdD

President - Spokane Community College

 

SCC President Kevin Brockbank, EdDBrockbank joined Community Colleges of Spokane in 2015 as vice provost of strategic initiatives in the district office.

In his vice provost role, Brockbank successfully led major projects and initiatives including developing a new partnership with the Spokane business community to educate adult learners in the workforce, expanding the global education program, organizing significant international delegation visits and traveling to India to build new partnerships.

Prior to joining CCS, Brockbank worked as dean of the School of Applied Technologies and Professional Development at Salt Lake Community College in Utah.  The school consists of three divisions serving about 10,000 students annually.

He also worked in leadership roles at Missoula College, a two-year college with the University of Montana, and at Helena College with the University of Montana.

In 2017, he completed his doctorate in educational leadership through the University of Montana, where he also earned his master’s degree in education-curriculum studies and his bachelor’s degree in business and information technology education.

Brockbank served as acting president of SCC for a year before being named to the job in 2018. 

Kimberlee Messina, Ed.D.

President - Spokane Falls Community College

 

SFCC President Kimberlee Messina, Ed.D.Kimberlee Messina joined Spokane Falls Community College as the college president on June 1, 2019. Dr. Messina brings nearly 30 years’ experience working in the California Community College system. She began her career as an adjunct and tenured faculty member before transitioning to the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Santa Rosa Junior College. Dr. Messina served as the Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Research at Foothill College for four years and as Interim President for one year, followed by two years as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning for the San Mateo County Community College District.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Spanish from California State University, Sacramento, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of California, Davis.