Statement on U.S. Capitol Attack

As leaders of Bellevue College, we would like to lend our names in support of the following statement issued by the SBCTC, Council of Presidents and Independent Colleges of Washington.

“As leaders of public and private, not-for-profit colleges and universities in the state of Washington, we stand strongly together in denouncing the yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol and on democracy. Since the earliest days of this nation, higher education has prepared an engaged, informed and civic-minded citizenry. In this way, our shared mission is fundamental to democracy and is in sharp contrast to the shocking scenes that unfolded in Washington, DC. Collectively, we redouble our commitment to preparing our students and future generations to help ensure that our democracy continues to thrive.”

President’s Cabinet

Gary Locke, Interim President

Kristen Jones, Provost

Rebecca Chawgo, Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Dennis Curran, Vice President of Administrative Services

Brenda Ivelisse, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Rodger Harrison, Vice President of Informational Technology Services

Alicia Keating Polson, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees

Albert Lewis, Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development

Rob Viens, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Gilbert Villalpando, Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Suzette Yaezenko, Vice President of Human Resources

Last Updated January 8, 2021