Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


For the latest information and guidance related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit our resource page.
Skip to content

Trustee Committees

Eight committees administer functions and responsibilities of the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT).

Expand All

Committee Purpose

Audit the ACT financial records after the close of the fiscal year.

Committee Members

  • Judy Hartmann, South Puget Sound Community College - Chair
  • Heather Moss, Bates Technical College 
  • Dan Altmayer, Highline College 
  • Bob Ryan, Tacoma Community College 
  • Harriette Bryant, Olympic College 

Committee Purpose

  • Oversee the selection process for Transforming Lives Award recipients honored during the annual Winter Conference.
  • Oversee the selection of individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of community and technical colleges to honor during the Spring Conference.

Committee Members

  • Rich Fukutaki, Bellevue College - Chair
  • Mike Wilson, Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Wally Webster, Edmonds College 
  • Arlene Pierini, Green River College 
  • Sara Cate, Yakima Valley College 
  • Juanita Richards, Big Bend Community College

Committee Purpose

Prepares and presents budget and dues recommendation for approval at the annual business meeting. 

Committee Members 

  • Beth Thew,  Community Colleges of Spokane, Treasurer - Chair
  • Rich Fukutaki, Bellevue College 
  • Bob Ryan, Tacoma Community College 
  • Kate Bennett, Skagit Valley College 

Committee Purpose

The Legislative Action Committee (LAC) representatives serve as their college board of trustees' first point-of-contact for all ACT legislative advocacy and communications.

The members of this committee help inform ACT’s Board of Directors, as well as their own individual board of trustees, regarding to statewide policy, budget and advocacy issues.

Committee Representatives and College Chairs roster

Committee Purpose

Solicits nominations for executive board positions to be filled at the annual business meeting. 

Committee Members 

  • Bob Ryan, Tacoma Community College, Chair 
  • Alice Dietz, Lower Columbia College
  • Richard Leigh, Bellevue College 
  • Tom Eckmann, Olympic College 
  • Wendy Bohlke, Whatcom Community College 

Committee Purpose

An "as needed" committee convened to consider or propose amendments to the bylaws and/or standing rules as suggested by the membership. 

Committee Members

  • Beth Thew, Community Colleges of Spokane - Chair
  • Sara Cate, Yakima Valley College
  • Arlene Pierini, Green River College 

Committee Purpose

Plans training and education programs as well as providing professional development opportunities for trustees.

Committee Members 

  • Greg Dietzel, Bellevue College, Chair 
  • Rich Fukutaki, Bellevue College 
  • Arlene Pierini, Green River College 
  • Doris Wood, Brumsickle, Centralia College 
  • Holly Siler, Columbia Basin College 
  • Pat Shuman, Tacoma Community College 

Committee Purpose

Help build capacity and assist fellow trustees to better understand their role and responsibilities for supporting DEI efforts with students, campus leadership, presidents, and the communities they serve.

Committee Members

  • Doug Mah, South Puget Sound Community College, ACT President 
  • Greg Dietzal, Bellevue, ACT President - Elect 
  • Rich Fukutaki, Bellevue College 
  • Paul Speer, Clark College 
  • Bob Ryan, Tacoma Community College 
  • Holly Siler, Columbia Basin College 
  • Pat Shuman, Tacoma Community College  
  • Louise Chernin, Seattle Colleges 
  • Laura Wildfong, Lake Washington Institute of Technology 
  • Wilma Cartagena, Wenatchee Valley College 
  • Betty Cobbs, Everett Community College 
  • Ha Nguyen, SBCTC (ex-officio)
  • John Mosby, WACTC (ex-officio)
  • Harriette Bryant, Olympic College

Page Manager: lgraham@sbctc.edu
Last Modified: 9/21/21, 2:53 PM

starburst graphic