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Trustee Committees

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

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Committee Purpose

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

Committee Members

  • Judy Hartmann, South Puget Sound Community College - Chair
  • Tom Eckmann, Olympic College
  • Heather Moss, Bates Technical 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
  • Alice Dietz, Lower Columbia College
  • Lindsay Fiker, Skagit Valley College
  • Rosalinda Mendoza, Yakima Valley College
  • Mike Wilson, Community Colleges of Spokane

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
  • Christina Blocker, Bates Technical College
  • John Pedlow, Whatcom Community 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 

  • TBD, College – Chair
  • TBD, College Member
  • TBD, College - Member
  • TBD, College 1st Alternate
  • TBD, College  2nd Alternate

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
  • Sergio Hernandez, Walla Walla Community College
  • Mark Martinez, Clover Park Technical College

Committee Purpose

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

Committee Members 

  • Doug Mah, South Puget Sound Community College – Chair
  • Greg Dietzel, Bellevue College
  • Tom Eckmann, Olympic College
  • Glenn Johnson, Community Colleges of Spokane
  • John Pedlow, Whatcom Community College
  • Pat Shuman, Tacoma Community College
  • Doris Wood-Brumsickle, Centralia 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 - Co-Chair
  • Christina Blocker, Bates Technical College
  • Wilma Cartagena, Wenatchee Valley College
  • Louise Chernin, Seattle Colleges
  • Betty Cobbs, Everett Community College
  • Greg Dietzel, Bellevue College
  • Rozanne Garman, South Puget Sound Community College
  • Sergio Hernandez, Walla Walla Community College
  • Kedrich Jackson, Columbia Basin College
  • Rosalinda Mendoza, Yakima Valley College
  • Heather Moss, Bates Technical College
  • Tyler Page, Renton Technical College - Co-Chair
  • Pat Shuman, Tacoma Community College
  • Holly Siler, Columbia Basin College
  • Paul Speer, Clark College
  • Wally Webster II, Edmonds College
  • Laura Wildfong, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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