LWTech Hires New Faculty and Administrators


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

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KIRKLAND, WA – The Lake Washington Institute of Technology announces new faculty and administrative staff as the new academic year begins.

Executive Director of Human Resources

Melissa Lamy has been appointed Human Resources Executive Director. Melissa comes to LWTech from Boeing and most recently the City of Bellevue-Meydenbauer Center. She has more than 20 years of experience Human Resources and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University. “Our hiring team looked for a Human Resources Director who values diversity and has experience with organizational and professional development,” said Dr. Morrison. “We expect Melissa will implement HR initiatives that strongly support LWTech’s vision of becoming an employer of choice.” Melissa arrived on campus Sept. 15.

Dean of Allied Health

Jamilyn Penn joins LWTech as the new Dean of Allied Health.  Penn brings administrative and instructional experience from Clover Park Technical College as well as the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Penn holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English.  “We are hiring a leader who is passionate about the mission of workforce education,” says Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Instruction.  LWTech’s Allied Health programs are popular and noted for their high-quality, work-ready, graduates.  The division is home to the college’s new Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Public Health which opens this fall with full enrollment.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Transportation and Logistics Management Director

Lake Washington Institute of Technology has hired Abdul Waheed to lead the Bachelor of Applied Science in Transportation and Logistics Management degree program. Waheed comes from Southern University in New Orleans where he developed a similar program and also served as an associate professor in the department of Business Administration. Waheed holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering & Management and in Business Administration.  “Abdul Waheed’s experience will be invaluable in offering this degree in the Puget Sound region,” says Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Instruction.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.