Al Griswold most recently served as an Associate Vice President at Seattle Central College.

TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College President Dr. Ron Langrell recently announced the appointment of Al Griswold as executive vice president, effective March 16.

Griswold has more than 20 years of experience in community and technical college education in the state of Washington.

“We are honored to add someone of Al Griswold’s experience here at Bates. His community and technical college achievements in workforce education and student services are exemplary,” said President Langrell.

A resident of Federal Way, Griswold most recently served as Associate Vice President of Workforce Education at Seattle Central College.

Griswold has completed coursework toward his doctorate in higher education leadership from Northeastern University, which he expects to obtain later this year. He holds a master’s degree in organizational management from University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University, and an associate degree from College of the Desert in California.

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in nearly 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.

 # # #