Kimberlee Messina, Ed.D.
President - Spokane Falls Community College
Kimberlee Messina joined SFCC as the college president on June 1, 2019. Dr. Messina brings nearly 30 years of experience working in the California Community College system. She began her career as an adjunct and tenured faculty member before transitioning to the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Santa Rosa Junior College. Dr. Messina served as the Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Research at Foothill College for four years, as an Interim President for one year, followed by two years as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning for the San Mateo County Community College District.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Spanish from California State University, Sacramento, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of California, Davis.
Jim Brady, M.S.
Interim Vice President of Learning - Spokane Falls Community College
Jim Brady began his career at Spokane Falls Community College as an adjunct mathematics instructor in the fall of 1990, before becoming a full-time instructor in the fall 1991 and later serving as a tenured member of the Mathematics department until 2006. Since the fall of 2006, Jim has been the Dean of Computing, Mathematics and Science at SFCC. An alumnus of SFCC, he holds a bachelor’s degree of Secondary Education specializing in math with physics as a minor, and a Master of Science degree in mathematics. Both degrees were awarded at Eastern Washington University.
Keith G.P. Sayles
Vice President of Student Affairs - Spokane Falls Community College
Sayles is coming to SFCC from Camden County College in New Jersey where he is dean of the Camden City Campus. Prior to that position, he was the chief student affairs officer of Henderson Community College in Kentucky. He also worked as director of Enrollment Management at Central Louisiana Technical College and was in a variety of positions at St. Louis Community College where he started his career.
Sayles has extensive experience in diversity, equity and inclusion including serving as the director of the African-American Male Initiative, a college-retention program, at St. Louis Community College. He has a proven track record in grants, external fund raising and community partnerships. He has served as a Title IX coordinator and a student conduct officer.