Meet the Spokane team!

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) is a FirstLink pilot college district, which means they’ll be one of the first to implement the new ctcLink technology system. Tacoma CC is the other FirstLink College and you’ll meet their team soon.

Last week, the ctcLink Project Team (Barbara Martin, Tara Keen, Bob Adams and Janelle Runyon) met with Spokane’s ctcLink College Team for some preliminary discussion and planning. The meeting was a starting point to help everyone wrap their minds and arms around what will be required for the successful implementation of a new system-wide integrated information software solution (and still be all smiles like they are in the photo below). 

Everyone agreed it will take a lot of work, communication, listening, training, and, especially, a focus on those who matter most—the people (students and employees) of CCS.

ctcLink Project Director Barbara Martin noted that the Spokane District’s recent implementation of lean principles—including reorganizing, consolidating and aligning college services and processes—puts the district on the right track for ctcLink. “All of this work, plus your recent review of your business processes shows not only your commitment, but your readiness for change,” she said.

 

Front row (l to r): Mary Harnetiaux, CCS Marketing and PR; Barbara Martin, ctcLink; CCS Chancellor Christine Johnson; Roxanne Beloit, IEL Registrar; Terri McKenzie, SCC VP Student Services; and Jo Lynne Sherman, CCS IT Customer Support Services.
Back row (l to r): Mike Lenker, SCC Dean Student Services; Keith Foster, CCS Chief Financial Officer; Rod Larse, CCS IT Information Systems and Development Services; Anne Tucker, CCS Public Information Officer; Amy Lopes Wasson, IEL VP Student Services; Dick Hol, CCS Chief Information Officer; and Greg Stevens, CCS Chief Administration Officer.
Not pictured, but still very, very important: Nancy Szofran, CCS Provost/Chief Learning Officer; Jim Minkler, SFCC VP Learning; and Bob Pebles, CCS IT Technology Services.

 

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ctcLink is a single, centralized system of online tools for student services and administrative functions for all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington. In the next several years, ctcLink will be implemented on every campus, providing online tools for everything from admissions to graduation. The first three ("FirstLink") colleges came online in August 2015. A wave of 8 more colleges (cleverly named "Wave 1") will switch over to the new ctcLink system in August 2016, followed by Wave 2 in 2017 and Wave 3 in 2018.
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