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Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)—Biography

Color photo of Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)

Mark Mitsui is the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). He most recently served as the President of North Seattle Community College (NSCC). Prior to that, Mitsui served as Vice President of Student Services for South Seattle Community College (SSCC), Assistant Dean at Green River Community College, Director of Student Success and Retention Services at NSCC and as a tenured faculty at Renton Technical College. International student enrollment increased by over 50% during his tenure as president and hosted several international delegations researching the American community college system. He worked on the statewide task force to review and redesign the performance funding system in Washington’s Community and Technical Colleges, including the student success metrics. He oversaw the completion of a new Opportunity Center (a one-stop) that brought together three state agencies to provide integrated federal, state and private funding streams and services in order to move low income residents out of poverty through education. He has also worked with a variety of industry-higher education consortia to address skills gaps in high demand sectors. He is very committed to serving under represented, under-served communities and led strategic student success efforts to serve these communities, including initiatives to help both South Seattle and North Seattle Community Colleges become minority-serving institutions. He is excited to be working with his new colleagues in OCTAE and at the U.S. Department of Education.


 
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