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.
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. He became the vice president of learning in December 2020.
Patrick McEachern, M.Ed
Acting Vice President of Student Affairs - Spokane Falls Community College
Patrick McEachern (he/him/his) joined the Community Colleges of Spokane in 2014 serving as an instructional designer. He has also served the district as adjunct faculty, District Director of eLearning and Associate Provost where his responsibilities included supporting the Instructional Support Services division initiatives, leadership of the eLearning Department, and leadership of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research. A career educator, Patrick began his career with Teach For America teaching Head Start in Las Vegas, Nevada and later, middle school computer information systems.
He holds an A.A. from Spokane Falls Community College, a B.A.E. in Secondary Education, and a M.Ed. in Instructional Design. Patrick is a Ph.D. candidate in Oregon State University’s Adult and Higher Education Program with an emphasis in Community College Leadership.