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Interim Co-Presidents

The TCC Board of Trustees appointed Mary Chikwinya and Bill Ryberg as the interim presidents. Since December 2016, Mary and Bill have been leading TCC as acting presidents. On May 3, 2017, the Board of Trustees made it official and appointed Mary and Bill as interim presidents until the new permanent President is hired by July 2018.

Mary ChikwinyaMary A. Chikwinya

Mary has been Vice President for Student Services at Tacoma Community College since July 2008 and brings more than 25 years of experience in the Washington State Community College System. She has served in executive leadership roles in instruction and student services, having previously been Vice President for Instruction and Student Services at Pierce College Puyallup for nine years.

Mary is active in the Tacoma community and serves on the College Success Foundation Advisory Board, is member of the Tacoma North Rotary Club, and is actively engaged in the Graduate Tacoma initiative.

Mary has a certificate of doctoral candidacy in the Department of  Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. She holds an M.A. in Student Personnel Services and a B.A. in Psychology from Slippery Rock State University in Slippery Rock, PA.




Bill RybergWilliam A. Ryberg

Bill Ryberg is the Vice President for College Advancement at Tacoma Community College and also serves as the director of the Tacoma Community College Foundation. A native of the Puget Sound area, Bill joined TCC in 2011 with credentials in the non-profit arena where he has served as President and CEO, as well as a long-term history in the financial services industry.

Bill brings an extensive background in working with and managing multiple lines of business within a single organization. He brings external relations and business development experience as well an understanding of fiscal environments. Bill served as Vice President and Regional Manager of Key Bank for Northwest Washington State, where he oversaw more than 200 employees in over 20 branch offices, and served as a leader in such diverse efforts as sales management, human resource development, accredited national quality service initiatives, and segmented market management development.

As director of the TCC Foundation, Bill works with a committed board of directors who have increased fundraising and community awareness in support of TCC students.

Bill graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham and earned his Masters of Music degree in music from Indiana University.

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