Edmonds Community Collge.
Joan Penney is Edmonds Community College's new dean for
humanities and social science. Penney joins the college as it expands
its class offerings in the humanities, particularly in its theatre and
music departments. Penney also serves on the Washington State Arts
Commission. She most recently directed the Bellingham Festival of Music The Bellingham Festival of Music is a classical music festival held annually in Bellingham, Washington, USA, over several weeks during the summer. It was established in 1993, with American orchestral conductor Michael Palmer as its artistic director. .
She earlier-worked for 18 years at Skagit Valley College Skagit Valley College is a a two-year community college serving Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties in northwest Washington state. Established in 1926, SVC grants academic transfer degrees, technical degrees, and certificates. as executive
director for the McIntyre Hall Performing Arts and Conference Center,
dean of academics, music instructor and choral director. She earned two
degrees in music, a master's in vocal performance from Western
Washington University Western Washington UniversityWWU or Western) is one of six state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located in Bellingham and offers bachelor's and master's degrees. and a bachelor's from Seattle University History
Seattle University was founded by Father Victor Garrand and Father Adrian Sweere in downtown Seattle, and has served as both a high school and college. In 1893, construction started on the First Hill campus. .