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V5I2: Welcome New Presidents


President, Eva Flying, Chief Dull Knife College

Eva M. Flying is the sixth president of Chief Dull Knife College, and the first woman to occupy this role. She is deeply rooted in the Northern Cheyenne community and is a champion of enhancing lives through health and education.

Flying began her postsecondary education in Wyoming at Sheridan College where she received her Associate of Arts degree in General Studies. From there she continued on to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science. In 1999 she returned to Montana and completed her Master of Science degree in Sports Administration at Montana State University-Billings. Flying is working on her Doctorate of Education in Community Colleges, with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion from California State University, Stanislaus.


President, Yoshiko Harden, Renton Technical College

Dr. Yoshiko Harden is the next president of Renton Technical College. Dr. Harden previously served as Interim President and CEO at Seattle Central Community College.

Dr. Harden is the first woman and the first person of color to serve as president at RTC. Dr. Harden previously served as Vice President of Student Services at Seattle Central College, Vice President for Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer at Bellevue College, and Director of Multicultural Services and Student Development at Highline College. She earned her doctorate in higher education policy from Northeastern University.


President, Faimous Harrison, Wenatchee Valley College

Dr. Faimous Harrison is the incoming president of Wenatchee Valley College. Dr. Harrison is expected to begin in January, replacing Dr. Jim Richardson who has served as president for 17 years.

Dr. Harrison comes to WVC from California State University Stanislaus, where he serves as dean of the Stockton campus. Dr. Harrison has more than 20 years of experience working in the Washington state community and technical college system.

Dr. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he majored in sociology. He holds a Master’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Seattle Pacific University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Oregon State University.


President, Jack Kahn, Shoreline Community College

Dr. Jack Kahn is the next president of Shoreline Community College. Dr. Kahn has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and has served as a leader for more than a decade. Most recently, he has been the assistant superintendent/vice president at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. He also previously served as the Palomar Community College District’s interim superintendent/president and was the dean of the division of social and behavioral sciences at Palomar College.

Dr. Kahn earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy from Arizona State University. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in marriage and family counseling from San José State University before attending the State University of New York at Buffalo to earn a doctorate in counseling psychology.


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