Upon graduating from Whitworth University as an Act Six scholar, L. Denice Randle committed herself to fighting for educational equity. Since then, she’s charted a career in education that uniquely equipped her for her current role as executive director at Peace Community Center, a nonprofit serving youth and families in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, WA.
After beginning her career as a high school English teacher, Denice worked as a college access teacher and director of education and employment services at Metropolitan Development Council. In that role she collaborated with high schools, 2- and 4-year colleges, and community-based organizations to identify and eliminate the systematic barriers that keep historically marginalized students from attending and finishing college.
She then served as an assistant principal and director of college readiness for Summit Public Schools, where her mission was to ensure 100% of the diverse student body graduated high school and enrolled in an postsecondary pathway.
In 2013 Pierce College named Denice a distinguished alumnus for her impact in the community, and since 2014 she has served on the board of trustees at Whitworth.