Shoreline Community College Interim President Daryl Campbell will soon be the President and Chief Executive Officer of Seattle Goodwill Industries.
“There’s great anticipation, but at the same time a heavy heart. (Shoreline) is family,” Campbell said in announcing the Goodwill appointment and his resignation from the college at the July 7, 2014 special meeting of the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees. Campbell’s last day at Shoreline will be July 31. “I have loved my time at Shoreline. While the economy delivered difficult circumstances, we still made great strides. I could not have asked for better people with which to take on those challenges.”
Board of Trustees Chair Tom Lux praised Campbell’s service to students, the college and community.
“Daryl’s focus has always been on how to put the college in a better, stronger position to serve students as well as our many community and industry partners,” said Lux, who was elected to the board chair position at the same July 7 meeting. “At the same time, he has been working closely with incoming President Cheryl Roberts to ensure a smooth transition. We can’t thank Daryl enough for his service.”
Following five years as vice president for administrative services, Campbell has served for the past year as interim president during the search for a permanent hire. Roberts was selected in April and had been scheduled to arrive on campus on Aug. 18 with Campbell staying on in a new, executive vice president role. Now, Roberts’ first official day on the job will move up to Aug. 1.
“I’m excited to get going at Shoreline, however, there are several obligations that will have me on and off campus a bit during the first two weeks,” Roberts said, citing meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the American Association of Community Colleges on which she serves, as well as Shoreline’s Board of Trustees retreat. “I will stay in close contact with the college to ensure all is running smoothly as we bring summer term to a close and get ready for a great start in the fall.
“Daryl’s hard work and dedication put this college on a very solid footing. He has been just spectacular in helping me during this transition. While it’s unfortunate we won’t be working together, I wish Daryl the very best. I’m sure he’ll continue to have a positive impact in his exciting new leadership position with Goodwill.”
At Goodwill, Board of Directors Chair Markee Foster said Campbell’s ability to forge strategic collaborations and his background in education and finance were key factors in making their selection.
“Daryl is an accomplished administrative executive who has served in multiple leadership roles with both educational and business organizations,” Foster said. “He brings the right mix of skills, experience and creativity.”
Campbell came to Shoreline in 2008 from Goddard College in Vermont where he was vice president of finance and administration. He also served as executive vice president of a health-club management company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Vermont, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and law degree from Seattle University.
Seattle Goodwill is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the region. It employs more than 1,950 people and operates 24 retail stores and 10 job training and education centers.