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Mosby Named President of Highline College

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Current Mission College Vice President for Student Services John Mosby was named the President of Highline College outside of Seattle, Wash. He will join the college in Des Moines, Wash. in July.

From the very first day that I interviewed John, I knew this day would come,” said Mission College President Daniel Peck. “I immediately recognized the depth of knowledge and incredible organizational and communication skills that he brought to the college. It is clear that John was going to be an effective leader within Student Services and the College – and one day not so far off, an effective college president.”

“Our goal has been to find an open, inspirational leader who embodies and promotes the college’s values of diversity, access, equity and community and is a fit for the unique Highline culture and environment,” said Debrena Jackson Gandy, chair of the five-member board. “We are confident that we found such a leader in Dr. Mosby.”

He has more than 23 years of higher education experience and holds a doctorate in leadership/higher education administration from the University of San Diego, a Master’s from the University of the Pacific and a bachelor’s from Saint Mary’s College. He spent the last three and a half years at Mission College.

In 2017-18 he was one of 38 leaders selected to take a part of the Aspen Presidential Fellow for Community College Excellence, a 10-month executive leadership program.

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