Senior Leadership Team
George S. Bridges, President, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
The President is responsible for engaging the campus, community, and key external groups, in the promotion of a liberal arts education and learning community models. He represents the college and helps develop and maintain a comprehensive vision, unique to Evergreen and the students we serve. The President works to build relationships, strengthen partnerships, and collaborate with other college leaders to develop creative solutions.
John Carmichael, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Ph.D., Colorado
In his position as the VP for Finance and Operations, John oversees the work of five departments at Evergreen: Business Services, Computing and Communications, Facilities Services, Human Resources Services, and Police Services. He also oversees the development and maintenance of the college’s Operating and Capital Budgets. He is a member of the college’s Senior Leadership Team and serves as Treasurer of The Evergreen State College Foundation.
Sandra Kaiser, Vice President for College Relations, B.A., San Francisco
Evergreen’s College Relations Division brings vital external facing work of the college together under the leadership of one team. Enrollment Services, led by Chief Enrollment Officer Eric Pedersen, includes the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, the Veterans Resource Center and Registration and Records. Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Farra Layne Hayes, oversees public relations and outreach, marketing, and web and graphic design production within the Marketing and Communications office. Director of Government Relations, Jeremy Mohn, engages with important state government stakeholders to inform them of Evergreen’s unique mission and how the college serves its talented students.
Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, Vice President for Indigenous Arts and Education, J.D.,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“House of Welcome” Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College since 1996, Tina became Evergreen’s first Vice President of Indigenous Arts and Education in March 2018. With degrees in education and law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tina is an adjunct member of the faculty at Evergreen who regularly teaches in the Master of Public Administration Program. She also serves on the Indigenous Program Council at the Banff Centre in Alberta, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s Waaswaaganing Living Arts and Cultures Center. Affiliated with both the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (enrolled) and the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribes, Tina works with a multitude of tribal peoples and artists from throughout the Pacific Rim in her roles at Evergreen.
David McAvity, Interim Provost and Vice President for Student and Academic Life, Ph.D, Cambridge University
Dr. McAvity received his Bachelor of Science in mathematical physics from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and his MASt and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in England.
The Provost and Vice President for Student and Academic Life is the chief academic officer of the college. Dr. McAvity, selected for this role on an interim basis in August 2020, oversees a leadership team with responsibility for Evergreen's curriculum, academic mission and student engagement.
Further information on areas reporting to the Provost can be found in the Org. Chart for the Student and Academic Life Division.
Jeremy Mohn, Director of Government Relations, MPA, The Evergreen State College
Mohn came to Evergreen after working for five years in the Washington State Senate. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Western Washington University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Evergreen. Long interested in politics and government, he also has extensive campaign experience. He currently lives in Tacoma where he was born and raised.
As Director of Government Relations, Jeremy is responsible for forging and maintaining relationships with state and local elected officials. During the legislative session, much of his time is spent at the state capitol advocating for Evergreen’s budget priorities. Outside of session, Jeremy visits legislators in their home districts, or brings them to campus to learn more about the college. He knows that the most powerful thing for legislators to hear are Evergreen stories about our students, faculty, and alumni, and spends much of his time elevating those voices from our community.
Eric Pedersen, Chief Enrollment Officer, M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University
Eric is responsible for Admissions, Financial Aid, the Veterans Resource Center, Registration and Records, and the customer relationship management (CRM) platform that’s used for new student recruitment at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Therese Saliba, Interim Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Student Success, Ph.D. University of Washington
The Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Student Success oversees the First Peoples, Multicultural, Trans and Queer Services, Access Services, TRiO Student Support Services, and Academic and Career Advising.
Amanda Walker, Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director for The
Evergreen State College Foundation, M.A., University of York.