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Renata Cummings

Associate Director
Advising and Transfer Planning

Phone: (206) 592-3936

Office: 6-161

Mailstop: 6-10




Renata joins the Highline family as the Associate Director of Advising and Transfer Planning. Renata is the primary liaison to 4-year, baccalaureate-granting institutions for transfer-related advising connections and the lead advising representative working with Academic Affairs and Student Services to disseminate and inform faculty and staff advisors across campus of transfer pathways and transfer-related issues.

Her past work includes roles within Advancement, Advising, Diversity & Equity, and TRIO-SSS. She attended community college and transferred to UW’s Foster School of Business, earning her first degree. She went on to complete a Master of Arts in Public Administration at The Evergreen State College. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education and Organization Leadership. What Renata loves most about Highline is helping transfer students achieve their academic goals. She sees great potential in the students she works with and is humbled by their experiences. When not on campus, you will find Renata travelling the world with family or friends and spending time with her “fur baby,” a three year old poodle mix.

Department: Advising and Transfer Planning