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Dr. Amy Morrison Goings

Amy Goings

Dr. Amy Morrison Goings

Dr. Amy Morrison Goings was unanimously chosen as Lake Washington Institute of Technology's ninth president by the college's board of trustees on May 8, 2013. She came to LWTech from Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington, where she was the Vice President of Operations and College Relations. She began her position on July 1, 2013.

The LWTech board's decision completed a 7-month inclusive and transparent public process which involved participation from college faculty, staff, and students and community members. Dr. Morrison Goings replaced Dr. Sharon McGavick, who served as Interim President since November 2012.

"Amy Goings is a collaborative leader who possesses the qualities, values and commitment that are critical to the long-term success of the college," said Bruce J. Reid, chair of the LWTech Board of Trustees. "We are extremely pleased to have found Amy from a pool of very strong candidates. Throughout the presidential search process, the board received input from the college's Presidential Search Committee and the LWTech community regarding the qualities they sought in a president. We believe she embodies those qualities and her qualifications fit with both the school's mission and the board's vision.

"I'm honored to be chosen to serve as the president of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Washington's only polytechnic institute," said Dr. Morrison Goings. "I look forward to working with the college community and industry partners on the Eastside to expand educational opportunities for the students and communities we serve."

Dr. Morrison Goings began her community and technical college career at Bates Technical College. She joined Clover Park Technical College as Vice President of College Relations and Resource Development in 2004, and assumed additional duties in 2009 as the Vice President of Operations and College Relations. Prior to her community and technical college career, Morrison Goings served as the Deputy Director in the Office of Congressman Norm Dicks with responsibility for higher education and workforce outreach.

She received her doctorate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in December 2013 as part of the National Community College Leadership Cohort.

Dr. Morrison Goings on Comcast Newsmakers (July 17, 2013)


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LWTech Presidents

Ruth Brass, 1949-1968

Dr. Donald Fowler, 1980-1999

Dr. Sharon McGavick (interim), 2012-2013

Walter Seabloom, 1968-1970

Dr. L. Michael Metke, 1999-2007

Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, 2013-currrent

Hunter Mock, 1970-1973

Dr. Sharon McGavick, 2007-2011


Robert Boyden, 1973-1980

Dr. David Woodall, 2011-2012




Dennis B. Long
Vice President of Student Services

Mr. Dennis Long Dennis Long has served in Instruction and Student Services positions for over 25 years. Since 1998, he has been Vice President of Student Services at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Prior to his administrative work at community colleges and universities, Mr. Long served as a faculty member at community colleges and a private college.

Mr. Long holds a MS in Education with a focus in Student Personnel Administration and a BS in Technical Education.


William Thomas
Vice President of Administrative Services

Bill Thomas William Thomas has more than 28 years of experience working in the community and technical colleges in the State of Washington. He served as the Assistant to the Dean of Instruction at Highline Community College from 1978 to 1985. In 1988, Mr. Thomas began working as a Budget Program Specialist at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and continued his work there until 1991 when he was appointed Director of Finance for Bates Technical College. While employed at Bates, he was promoted to Vice President, Administrative Services in 2001 and continued serving in this capacity until 2007. Mr. Thomas came to Lake Washington Institute of Technology in the fall of 2007 as the Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Vice President, Administrative Services one year later. As Vice President, he oversees financial and budget services, facilities including capital projects, purchasing, contract administration, and risk management.

Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Washington State University and is a past President of the Business Affairs Commission.

Dr. Kevin McCarthy
Vice President of Instruction

Dr. Kevin McCarthyDr. Kevin McCarthy joined the Lake Washington Institute of Technology as the Vice President of Instruction in August 2013. Prior to joining LWTech, Dr. McCarthy served as dean of the Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute at Bellevue College (Bellevue, Washington) and as the Associate Vice President of Instruction at Blue Mountain Community College (Oregon). He moved to the northwest and community and technical college instructional administration roles after teaching American history at the University of Georgia and the University of Mississippi. Dr. McCarthy's historical research explores the intersections of race, gender, and law in the late-nineteenth-century American South. Working in education since 1985, Dr. McCarthy began his career at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, a progressive boarding-day school balancing college-preparatory academics, experiential learning, and outdoor programs; he served as dean of students, academic dean, instructor, and ranch manager.

Dr. McCarthy earned his B.A. in history at the University of Virginia and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in American history at the University of Mississippi.