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Skagit Valley College names Darren Greeno as vice president of academic affairs

Jan 29, 2024

Darren Greeno, SVC Vice President of Academic AffairsSkagit Valley College named Darren Greeno, a dynamic leader in higher education with more than 17 years of experience, as its vice president of academic affairs. He will begin his permanent role on Feb. 1.

Greeno has been serving as SVC’s interim vice president of academic affairs for the past six months. Prior to that, he served as the executive dean of instruction and the dean of workforce education, overseeing professional and technical programs since 2015.

“I am honored and excited to serve as the vice president of academic affairs,” said Greeno. “In this role, I aim to support and expand the innovative approaches to teaching and learning used by our faculty to facilitate student success.”

Greeno oversees all college academic programs and manages the college’s instructional planning.

“Dr. Greeno is a collaborative leader and has demonstrated his dedication and commitment to academic excellence,” said SVC President Dr. Christopher Villa. “His extensive experience uniquely positions him to contribute significantly to our students and community. We look forward to continued success and innovation under Dr. Greeno’s leadership.”

Throughout his career, Greeno has worked in various educational areas, supporting equitable learning environments and organizational improvement. He also serves as an evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and a peer reviewer for academic journals in higher education.

Greeno earned a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in political science from the New School for Social Research, a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington, and an associate’s degree from Seattle Central College. His research employs quantitative and qualitative methods to better understand the relationship between institutional performance and organizational culture.

“Skagit Valley College is a special place,” said Greeno. “I look forward to continued collaboration with faculty and staff to support our students and the communities within our district.”

For more information, email Darren Greeno at [email protected].

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