Following Jenkins' departure in 1974, Lloyd Stannard, who had served as District 17's first coordinator of extension services since
1968, was named president. As coordinator of extension services, he had been responsible for 40 off-campus sites as far-flung as
Colville and Pullman.
Spokane's World Fair, Expo '74, consumed the community - and SCC as well. The college assisted with two major hospitality training
programs - "Company's Coming" and "Expo '74 Orientation" - in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and other area businesses.
Almost 8,000 people took in "Company's Coming" presentations, which highlighted major points of interest in Spokane, detailed the
economic impact of Expo, and finally, offered tips on being good hosts to the world.
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. So help me, SCC.
For a few glorious years, in the late 1970s and early 80s, regional law enforcement officers could attend the SCC Polygraph
Examiners School which offered an intensive seven-week course in conducting polygraph investigations. Seven officers graduated
from the program Nov. 16, 1979.
The orientation program targeted the nearly 2,000 people employed at Expo '74. In addition, both SCC and Spokane Falls hosted
numerous short-term courses in hospitality, tour guide training, and fast food service. SCC watch-making and machine shop students
helped repair the clock in the tower at the center of the World's Fair site (now known as Riverfront Park), and SCC's Natural
Resource Association sponsored an international college competition in traditional logging events at Expo's Folklife Festival
Under Stannard's watch, SCC added an optometric technician program - the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest - as well as
fire science and fluid power technology. The college's 31,078-square-foot health occupations building opened fall quarter 1974,
and plans were drawn up for a new trade and industrial building and Main Building remodel.
In all, the college now offered 94 different career/technical programs, including some notables like "domestic appliances/vending
machine repair," "food market management," and "horology and micro-precision instrument."
Stannard wrote, "By the very nature of the 'open door policy,' the comprehensive community college is committed to a well-educated
citizenry for a successful democratic society. That which is offered should be useful to both society and the individual. Thus, it
is elementary that we arrange an educational environment in which it is possible for the student to find his own way toward full
development. Decisions as to what should be taught and the method are made by reference to the usefulness of the knowledge in
District President Walter Johnson retired in 1976 and the community colleges welcomed a new president, Max Snyder. By 1977,
Stannard's last year with SCC, enrollment at the college reached 9,924 students (4,199 enrolled in day classes and another 5,725
in evening and extension offerings).