- The U.S. Department of Education chose Mark Mitsui, president of North Seattle Community College, to serve as deputy assistant secretary for community colleges.
- Mitsui will begin work in the department's Office of Vocational and Adult Education on Aug. 12, and his role will support current community college access and completion goals set by the department and President Obama.
- As president of North Seattle Community College, Mitsui's achievements included hosting national and international activities like a 2011 White House Initiative on Asian Pacific Islanders NW Regional Conference on Sustainability, serving as a delegate in the 2012 Japanese American Leadership Delegation and landing a $2.4 million Department of Education grant for the school.
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... “While this is a loss for Seattle, it is also a vote of confidence in the quality of leadership in our colleges and our city.” said Seattle Community Colleges Chancellor Jill Wakefield, who named Mitsui to the North presidency in July 2010. “In a short time, Mark Mitsui enhanced long-standing programs and developed new ones that have earned North a reputation as one of the stellar colleges in our state.” ...