July 8 Words, Writers, and Southwest Stories: The History of South Seattle College


‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting Jill Wakefield for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, July 8 at 6:00 PM. Wakefield will deliver a presentation entitled, “The History of South Seattle College.” Registration is required.

South Seattle College has a rich history of service to the community of which it is a part. From its founding in 1969, to the current moment, South Seattle College has worked to transform lives and open doors for a better future through education. Join us on July 8 to learn more about how the College has worked to achieve this goal over the last five decades.

Dr. Jill Wakefield is the Chancellor Emeritus of Seattle Colleges, a three-college system with nearly 50,000 students. Jill was the longest serving and first female chancellor in the district’s history. Jill served Seattle Colleges for more than 40 years, starting out as a program assistant in the veterans office at South Seattle Community College, before serving as a public information officer, director of development, vice president for institutional advancement, vice president for instruction, and president of South Seattle College from 2003 to 2008.

Registration is required. Registered participants will be emailed a link to the presentation on the date of the event. Please register for this event by filling out the form below:

This program is made possible by the support of our partner The Seattle Public Library and our sponsors 4Culture, Luna Park Cafe, and HomeStreet Bank.

The Log House Museum is open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4pm.