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Spokane Falls Community College Vice President of Student Affairs Search

The Spokane Falls Community College President, Dr. Kimberlee Messina, is conducting a nationwide search to identify the next Vice President of Student Affairs.

Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) faculty and staff were interviewed regarding their views of the challenges SFCC will likely face in the near future, opportunities the college is particularly well positioned to take advantage of, and the personal traits and characteristics the next Vice President must display to be successful in this environment.

Application Instructions

Individuals interested in this position should specifically state in a brief (five pages or less) letter of application how they would address Spokane Falls Community College’s challenges and describe how they meet the elements of the college’s Vice President of Student Affairs profile.

Applicants also must submit a current resume and the names, business and home telephone numbers of eight references, including two supervisors, two subordinates (including one classified or support staff), two faculty members, and two business or community members. Applicants from sectors other than higher education should submit comparable references.

References will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior permission.

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, since the SFCC Vice President Screening Committee will begin reviewing applications January 7, 2022, submissions are encouraged prior to that time.

Applications should be addressed to the SFCC Vice President of Student Affairs Search Committee and submitted to:

Elodie Goodman, Chair

501 N Riverpoint Blvd Suite 126

PO Box 6000, MS 1004

Spokane WA 99217-6000

Telephone: (509) 434-5037

Fax: (509) 434-5055

For additional information, contact:

Greg Stevens, screening consultant

501 N Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 126

PO Box 6000, MS 1004

Spokane WA 99217-6000

Telephone: (509) 434-5037

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in strictest confidence. Community Colleges of Spokane provides equal opportunity in education and employment. Applications and nominations of individuals who would increase the richness of the district’s diversity are welcome.

Anticipated Timeline:

2021/2022 Dates



Position posted and advertised in various publications, websites and listservs


 Applications accepted from applicants (click here for application instructions)


Applications provided to screening committee for review


 Select top candidates to interview, coordinate interview schedules


 Conduct interviews and identify final candidates


 Final interviews scheduling and logistics


 Final interviews

Mid-April 2022

 Selection and announcement

July 1, 2022

 Anticipated date of employment


About Spokane Falls Community College

Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is one of two accredited institutions of Community Colleges of Spokane. SFCC is an educational leader, providing affordable programs of the highest quality with faculty and staff dedicated to excellent instruction and student success. We have options for anyone looking to attain a career/technical degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year university or continue their education with our expanding applied bachelor's degree programs. Our main campus is located in west Spokane with locations in PullmanFairchild Air Force Base and online

Core Themes

We fulfill our mission through five core themes:

  • Excellent Instruction/Learning
    SFCC faculty, students, and administration commit to excellence in instruction and learning.

  • Student Achievement
    SFCC provides students with the tools and opportunities to achieve their goals.

  • Broad Access
    SFCC opens access to all students through a variety of teaching methods, modalities of instruction and services, and locations.

  • Diversity, Equity, Global Awareness
    SFCC advances diversity, promotes equity, and prepares students to live responsibly in an increasingly global civilization.

  • Responsiveness to Community Needs
    SFCC meets the changing needs of our community stakeholders through collaboration and innovation.


SFCC is an educational leader and partner with the community and region in providing flexible, responsive programs of the highest quality. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student success, cultural enrichment and lifelong learning in a student-centered environment that encourages personal and professional growth.

About Spokane, Washington

Named as one of the Best Places to Live in America by Outside Magazine, Spokane, Washington is Eastern Washington’s largest city and sits 300 miles east of Seattle and 30 miles from Idaho. The region offers outstanding benefits for individuals looking to move to a new area, including outstanding recreational opportunities, low-cost living, affordable housing, and an abundance of educational offerings.

Residents of Spokane enjoy a true four-season climate, and the area’s numerous lakes, streams and mountain ranges offer an almost unlimited number of outdoor recreational choices. A revitalized downtown, plus thriving neighborhood and suburban centers, also offer resident and visitors a wide selection of dining, shopping and entertainment choices.

The region’s economic power lies in health care, education, technology, manufacturing, finance and retail.  Agriculture remains a strong foundation.

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