Dr. Amit Singh will be the new president of Edmonds Community College.
He replaces Dr. Jean Hernandez, who retired in December.
The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees voted at its March 2 meeting to offer Singh the job. He accepted and will begin work June 25, a college announcement said.
The selection of Singh completes a national, extensive search that began last summer and involved participation from students, employees, and community members. In making their decision, the Trustees considered the results of nearly 300 survey responses and comments submitted by community members, students, and employees.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a great college like Edmonds Community College and I am very much looking forward to joining the Edmonds CC family in June and continuing the work of students’ access, success, and completion,” said Singh. “I am extremely thankful to the Board of Trustees for selecting me to lead this fine institution and I am also thankful to the students, faculty, staff, and the community members for their support.”
With more than 20 years experience in higher education, Singh currently serves as the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, a position he’s held since 2014, at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. Singh joined Clark State from Cuyahoga Community College’s western campus — the largest institution of the four-campus district — in Parma, Ohio where he was dean of academic affairs and chief academic officer.
Earlier in his career, he served as the dean of the business and computer science division at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pa. and as the assistant dean of the business and social science division at Darton College in Albany, Ga.
Singh holds four graduate degrees — a doctorate in economics from Ranchi University, India; a master’s in finance from Georgia State University; a master’s of business administration from Salisbury University, Maryland; and a master’s and bachelor’s in economics from Patna University, India.
“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Singh to our Triton community in June,” said Interim President Christina Castorena.