Kirkland, Wash. – The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), have awarded tenure to six faculty members: Donald Dale, Priyanka Pant, Eric Sakai, Dr. Aparna Sen, Alexandra Vaschillo, and Stacy Woodruff. Tenure-track faculty are highly skilled educators practicing modern pedagogy, current in their fields, innovative leaders in their programs and the college, and worthy ambassadors to industry and our community at large. Only a peer-driven process like this one can ensure that the award of tenure shall signify the achievement of excellence.
Pant teaches Chemistry and holds a Master of Chemistry from the University of Delhi. Sakai teaches Culinary Arts and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Hawaii. Sen teaches Science and holds a Doctorate in Molecular Microbiology from Bowling Green State University. Vaschillo teaches Information Technology and holds Masters Degrees from Leningrad State University and Florida International University. Woodruff teaches in Health Sciences and holds a Master of Art Certificate in Medicine from the University of Florida. Dale, a Certified Journey level Service Technician, teaches Motorcycle, Marine and Power Equipment courses. The LWTech Board of Trustees awarded tenure to the faculty members at their meeting on March 6.
"Our tenured professors have demonstrated their dedication to student success by completing a comprehensive and rigorous three-year process. They’ve worked to strengthen their programs and fostered and sustained long-lasting industry relationships. These innovative faculty have exemplified what it means to truly make a difference in the lives of our students,” said Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, president of LWTech.
As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.