Dan Hocoy, PhD, is our Interim President. He previously served as provost and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Hocoy has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University in Canada. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Management and Leadership in Education executive program and a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Hocoy recently served as the Associate Provost at Saybrook University in San Francisco, and has previously been: Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation, Director of International Programs and Diversity, and Chief Student Affairs Officer.
Over the past 18 years, Dr. Hocoy has developed innovative pedagogies and formats for academic programs that harness the latest technology and social media advancements. He also has expertise in strategic planning, institutional advancement, as well as charting a direction and comprehensive course of action for a university. With a grandmother from Jamaica, mother from Malaysia, and father from China, and having been a political refugee from Trinidad and Tobago to Canada, Dr. Hocoy has a long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and engendering global perspectives. Read his full biography here.
Members of the President’s Team
Shana Hormann, PhD, MSW, Interim Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Academic Dean, has a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. Hormann was a core faculty member in Antioch University Seattle’s Master’s program in Organizational Development and was the project leader for the First Peoples’ Program in Creative Change at the Muckleshoot Tribal College. She served on the faculty of the University of Alaska S.E. for ten years, teaching for the university in a maximum-security prison and in the outlying villages. Read more about Dr. Shana Hormann.
Jason Bavuso, Director of Human Resources, possesses a diverse combination of education and experiences, and brings those competencies to bear in advancing HR initiatives at the Seattle campus. In addition to a B.A. degree in Business Administration and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, Jason earned an M.A. degree in Teaching. As a high school teacher, Jason served students and pediatric cancer patients in various assignments with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Renton and Kent School Districts. Prior to his time at AUS, Jason served as Human Resource Manager and a member of the senior management team at a local aerospace manufacturer where he earned the unofficial title of “the company conscience.”
Tsegereda Giorgis, Director of Finance, started at Antioch University Seattle in December 2001 as an Accounts Payable Manager and assumed responsibility of Director of Accounting Services in 2005, then as Campus Finance Director since April 2013. Prior to joining Antioch, Tsegereda has served as an Accounting Specialist at Orange County in California. Tsegereda has over eighteen years of experience in various financial positions in the private and public sectors as well as nonprofit organizations. Tsegereda has a BA degree in Finance and Administration from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.