Dr. Keith Flamer
Dr. Keith Flamer was named President/Superintendent of College of the Redwoods effective April 11, 2017. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Washington University, a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Eastern Washington, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
As an educational leader, he believes that it is critical to embrace diversity and remain sensitive to the needs of all students. He supports the success of those who may be differently abled or who experience social, cultural and economic orientations and backgrounds different from those experienced by faculty and staff with whom these students interact. He firmly believes that diversity is strength—and that multiculturalism is something to be celebrated, promoted, and cherished.
Over the course of his higher education career he has served in positions as Vice President, Executive Dean, Dean, and Director. He has gained experience working at Colleges and Universities, including College of the Redwoods, McHenry County College and Eastern Washington University. His breadth of experience has provided him with expertise in enrollment management, instruction, student development and support services areas.
He believes that the purpose of education is to contribute to the lives of students by developing critical and expressive thinkers and lifelong learners who are resilient, socially conscious and active citizens. To him, education is about going beyond the students' intellectual skills, seeing each one as a whole and contributing to self-discovery. "It is about giving students opportunities to be challenged and still succeed. We must hold to the belief that all students have the right to be successful, and give all students the opportunity to maximize their potential. In our competitive society it is important for students to not only receive a solid education, but to work with people who are aware of, and sensitive to, their needs."