May 10, 2013
Contact: Jen Boyer, Media Relations
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
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Kirkland, Wash.: Ms. Amy Goings was unanimously chosen as Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWIT) ninth president by the college's board of trustees Wednesday evening at a special board meeting. Goings most recently served as the Vice President of Operations and College Relations at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. She will begin her position on July 1.
The LWIT board's decision completes a 7-month inclusive and transparent public process which involved participation from college faculty, staff, and students and community members. Goings will replace Dr. Sharon McGavick, who has 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 LWIT 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 LWIT 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 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."
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, Goings served as the Deputy Director in the Office of Congressman Norm Dicks with responsibility for higher education and workforce outreach. She is a 2013 doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Nebraska Lincoln as part of the National Community College Leadership Cohort.
Goings currently lives in Puyallup with her husband and son. They plan to relocate to the Kirkland area.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) is a broad-based polytechnic college providing education in more than 38 areas of study and offering pathways to certificates, associate degrees and a baccalaureate degree designed to give students the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today's workplace. Founded in 1949, LWIT offers hands-on, real-world training in manufacturing, transportation, energy, business, allied health, engineering, computer and information systems, food and hospitality, and health and fitness. For information and news about LWIT programs, please visit lwtech.edu/press_room.