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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
Published: June 10, 2023, 5:06am

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The Clark College Board of Trustees unanimously granted tenure to 10 faculty members: Katy Anastasi and Marisol Moreno Ortiz, libraries; Tanya Diaz-Kozlowski, women’s studies; Wade Hausinger, welding; Mark Keats, English; Jesse Kysar, engineering; Alejandra Maciulewicz-Herring, medical assisting; Tom Olsen, digital media arts; Amy VahnDijk, nursing; and Bruce Elgort, computer technology.

The granting of tenure is based on the recommendations of tenure review committees to the vice president of instruction, which are then forwarded to the president, who presents a final recommendation to the trustees. Recommendations are based on self-evaluations, tenure review committee evaluations, student evaluations, supervisory evaluations, and peer evaluations.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has named Tanya Shanks-Connors as chief nursing officer. She joined PeaceHealth June 5.

Shanks-Connors brings more than two decades of experience to the role, most recently serving as vice president, chief nursing officer for Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham, Ore.

Prior to Legacy Mount Hood, Shanks-Connors served at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, where she managed the Oregon Burn Center and Legacy Emanuel Outpatient Burn/Wound Clinic, and later served as the clinical director for departments including trauma, emergency and critical care.

As the chief nursing officer, Shanks-Connors will assume responsibility for leading the strategy, development and service standards to support nursing, nursing practice and clinical applications. She will be responsible for overall clinical outcomes, operations, personnel and financial performance for her assigned areas.