EvCC names new executive vice president

Jul 24, 2014
Alison Stevens

Everett Community College has hired Alison Stevens as the college’s new executive vice president of instruction and student services.

Stevens, of Seattle, has more than 27 years of higher education experience. Prior to EvCC, she served as the interim vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Shoreline Community College.

“EvCC is doing fantastic work, and I’m excited to be part of the college’s future,” Stevens said. “The college is well known throughout the region and state for innovative initiatives, including that of combining student services with instruction under one umbrella to help students get what they need efficiently and effectively.”

Stevens replaces vice president Sandra Fowler-Hill, who moved to Oregon in March to lead Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus.

Stevens entered the field of higher education in 1987, earning her master’s degree in teaching ESL and a doctorate in linguistics. She taught ESL, Spanish and linguistics, and served as an assistant professor at the University of Puerto Rico - Cayey Campus after completing her graduate studies.

After 12 years of teaching, she moved to educational administration. She designed and directed customized educational programs for the University of Washington’s international outreach until 2006, when she joined Seattle Community Colleges as dean. In January 2014, she became interim vice president at Shoreline Community College.

In addition to her work in education, Stevens served as lead financial services specialist and fair hearings coordinator for the Department of Social and Health Services.

Stevens said her greatest professional satisfaction derives from problem-solving organizational challenges and being an effective negotiator.

At EvCC, the instruction office works with more than 100 full-time faculty members, about 250 part-time faculty members, more than 100 academic programs and international education.

Stevens also works with EvCC’s student services offices, which include Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Counseling & Career Services, Student LIFE and other offices.

For more information about EvCC’s instructional programs and student services, visit www.everettcc.edu. Fall classes start Sept. 22.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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