Office of the President

Dr. Suzanne M. Johnson

Welcome to Green River College

a photo of Dr. Suzanne M. Johnson, president

On behalf of our faculty, staff and administrators, I want to thank you for considering Green River College as your educational partner and the pathway to your educational and career goals. We look forward to working with you each step of the way!

Green River College is a place that empowers all students from diverse backgrounds to navigate their educational and career pathways. Whether your goal is career and technical training, academic transfer, gaining skills to enhance your current employment opportunities, or enriching your life through life-long learning, we have a place for you at Green River College. Our College is known for student engagement, student-faculty interactions and supportive learning environments. We provide a caring, supportive and nurturing learning community where dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff are committed to your future and success.

For over 50 years, Green River College has had a tremendous impact on our vibrant surrounding communities serving the citizens, local industry and above all else, the students of South King County. As our community has globally expanded Green River College has become a top destination for many international students. Our College’s success is demonstrated through the thousands of students who find a home at Green River College every year and successfully go on to achieve their educational and career goals for employment both inside and outside the state of Washington. I know that you can be part of this story of success as we support you to achieve your dreams.

I invite you to visit our beautiful campus. Take a tour to see our classrooms and hands-on laboratory and training facilities. Talk to our students and dedicated staff and faculty to experience our wonderful learning community. With campuses in Auburn, Enumclaw and Kent, there is a branch of Green River College that is close to home and ready to provide you with the pathway you seek.

To learn more about the College and services for students, program and career opportunities please visit and explore our website at: www.clearroundstable.com. While at our website schedule an on-campus visit. We are eager to meet you!

Best wishes for your success with your future educational, career, and personal goals.
Dr. Suzanne M. Johnson

2019 Annual Report to our Community

"As a learning community we focus on creating a student-centered learning environment every day where all students feel they belong and have personal connections with faculty and staff. The sense of community and belonging is an important part of our college and essential for student success. It is our goal to have that personal connection with each and every student on our campus."

Read the 2019 Annual Report to the Community

Cover of the 2018 Annual Report to the Community

2018 Annual Report to our Community

"As a learning community we focus on creating a student-centered learning environment every day where all students feel they belong and have personal connections with faculty and staff. The sense of community and belonging is an important part of our college and essential for student success. It is our goal to have that personal connection with each and every student on our campus."

Read the 2018 Annual Report to our Community

Mission

Green River College welcomes our diverse local and global communities and is committed to meeting students where they are by providing inclusive, equitable access to innovative and comprehensive educational programs, and individualized support that empowers and prepares students to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.

Vision

Green River College will be an equity-centered leader in higher education committed to excellence in teaching and learning, to being an anti-racist college, and to advancing social and economic justice.

All members of the college community will feel a strong sense of belonging and, together, build a culture of care. The racial and ethnic diversity of staff, faculty, and leadership will reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Green River will be:

  • The destination of choice for post-secondary education.
  • First choice in partnership with our community, its business and industry.
  • Ranked among the best nationally in student achievement, closing all opportunity gaps.
  • Recognized for its preparation of students for the global workforce and for civic engagement in an increasingly diverse, interdependent world.

Core Values

  • Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Belonging
  • Accessibility
  • Accountability
  • Community Engagement
  • Growth and Development
  • Global Responsibility
  • Acknowledgement and Stewardship of the Natural Environment
  • Innovation