Executive Staff

Dr. Amy Morrison
President

LWTech President Dr. Amy Goings

Dr. Amy Morrison is Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) ninth president. She joined LWTech in July of 2013.

As a first generation college graduate and passionate advocate for workforce education, Dr. Morrison has committed her career advocating for college students and community and technical colleges.

During her tenure at LWTech, Dr. Morrison has seen the college through post-Great Recession budgetary challenges, while growing college programs and partnerships. The College has grown program offerings with a focus on equity, completion, and empathy.

In 2019 LWTech was named one of the Top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute, in part because of the College’s substantive completion efforts.

Morrison is extensively involved in local, regional, and statewide initiatives including One Redmond, Cascadia Innovation Corridor, Washington Technology Industry Association, and serving as a Commissioner for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). She is also substantively involved in statewide community and technical college system work, including chairing the presidents’ legislative and strategic visioning committees.

Morrison has been recognized for her inclusive, collaborative, and transparent leadership by NCMPR in 2017 as the Pacesetter of the Year, 2019 by EvergreenHealth with their Community Service Award, and by her alma mater University of Nebraska Lincoln Educational Administration Department with their 2020 Impact Award.

Prior to leading LWTech, Dr. Morrison served for nearly ten years in vice presidential roles including advancement, as well as, campus operations at Clover Park Technical College. She began her community and technical college career at Bates Technical College in 1999.

Prior to her community and technical college career, Morrison served as the Deputy Director in the Office of Congressman Norm Dicks where she focused on higher education and workforce outreach.

She received her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in December 2013 as part of the National Community College Leadership Cohort. Her dissertation focused on the importance of student completion (earning a credential such as a degree or certificate) for students pursuing a workforce or technical degree. She received her Masters of Public Administration at The Evergreen State College, and her undergraduate degree at Mills College.

Dr. Morrison lives in Kirkland with her family.

About Executive Cabinet

Executive Cabinet is comprised of senior leadership that represents each area of the college, including Administrative Services, Communications and Marketing, the LWTech Foundation, Research and Grants, Instruction, Human Resources, and Student Services. Members of the Executive Cabinet work directly with the college president, providing strategic direction and input.