Doug Palmer has decided to leave his position as athletic director at Shoreline Community College. Palmer’s final day on campus was Nov. 1, 2013.
Taking over athletic-director duties as acting director is Steve Eskridge. An experienced athletic-department employee, Eskridge has served in a variety of staff and coaching positions at the college. Kathy Langer will continue in her current position providing administrative support to the department.
Palmer came to Shoreline in January, 2007, from the University of West Florida where he was associate athletic director. During his time at Shoreline, college teams won six regional championships compared to seven titles over the previous 43 years.
Palmer served in a variety of campus roles and community-based activities. At the college, he served on the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee and chaired the Wellness Committee among other duties.
Palmer was visible in the community, serving as the president of the Shoreline Chamber of the Commerce and leading the chamber’s Shoreline Dollars for Scholars effort. He served as vice president of the Shoreline Breakfast Rotary and on several City of Shoreline and other community-based boards and committees.