Lane chosen as interim president of Seattle Central College

Dr. Bradley Lane has been selected to become the interim president at the college starting Monday, August 1.

Dr. Lane is replacing Dr. Yoshiko Harden, who recently accepted the position of president at Renton Technical College, after six years of service at Seattle Central College.

"I am so excited to return to a college with the legacy and national reputation of Seattle Central at such a pivotal time," Dr. Lane said. "As we reconnect students to education after the pandemic and bring everyone back safely to campus, I want to work with the entire Central team to achieve big goals as we continue to lead with our commitments to equity and student success."

"Together, we are going to build enrollment, create new programs, and steward the strong system of collaboration already in place at the college. I am thrilled to return to such an inspiring community."

Dr. Lane has held a variety of faculty and administrative appointments at the Seattle Colleges, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, and Vanderbilt University. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Monica College in California. At Seattle Central, Dr. Lane previously served as Executive Vice President of Instruction, Finance and Planning; Vice President of Instruction; Executive Dean for Academic Affairs; and Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in addition to teaching classes in English, Humanities, and Gender and Women Studies. 

In his career, Dr. Lane received a national fellowship on digital learning from the Association of Chief Academic Officers and led many efforts to increase adaptive and competency-based learning and flexible teaching and learning modalities. Among his many accomplishments, he has launched large-scale faculty development programs around increasing equity and developed affinity groups and mentoring programs for faculty of color, and implemented guided pathways equitably through the inclusion of student voices and initiatives that center the experiences of Black and Latinx college students.

Dr. Lane holds a master's degree in Teaching, Learning, and Diversity from Peabody College at Vanderbilt and a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture and Gender Studies from Indiana University.

Dr. Lane will serve as interim president until the end of the 2023-2024 academic year.