The Clover Park Technical College Board voted Wednesday to approve a contract appointing interim President Joyce Loveday as the permanent president.
Loveday stepped into the role at the Lakewood college in June after the departure of Lonnie Howard. She has worked at the college since 2002 and was vice president for student learning.
“I’m honored to be selected to serve as the next president of Clover Park Technical College,” Loveday said in a news release. “CPTC is an exceptional college, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in industry.
“Our faculty and staff are among the best in the nation, and they work diligently to support the success of our students.”
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Loveday has worked in higher education since 1991, when she joined the faculty of ITT Technical Institute.
She moved to Washington to be a dean at ITT Tech before coming to CPTC in 2002 as dean for business and computer technology.
Board President Bruce Lachney praised Loveday’s performance as interim president and pointed to her deep institutional knowledge.
He also highlighted her role in shepherding the school through the credentialing process last year.
In her time at the college, Loveday has been assistant to the president and associate vice president for instruction.
She’s engaged in the Lakewood community as past president of Clover Park Rotary, a participant with Lakewood’s Promise and a board member for the Lakewood Area Support Alliance.