Lowry appoints three members to community college boards of trustees

OLYMPIA - Gov. Mike Lowry today announced appointments to the boards of trustees of Centralia Community College, Lower Columbia Community College, and Pierce Community College.

Centralia Community College

Judy Guenther has been named to the Centralia Community College Board of Trustees. Guenther, a Chehalis resident, is the co-owner of Independent Machine and Manufacturing, Inc., with responsibility for planning and implementing business operations. She has worked in sales and purchasing for a number of other local businesses over the past 13 years.

The Onalaska High School graduate is active in the Chehalis and Napavine Booster Clubs and the Parent Teacher Association. She replaces Deanna Cook, whose term has expired, and will serve through September 2000.

Lower Columbia Community College

Ann C. Mottet has been named to the Lower Columbia Community College Board of Trustees. Mottet, a Longview resident and private practice attorney, also serves as assistant city attorney for the City of Kalama and is judge pro tem for Cowlitz County Superior Court.

Mottett also has worked as a counselor and advocate for victims of domestic violence and has served on the boards of directors of the United Way of Cowlitz County, American Heart Association, and Cowlitz County Battered Women's Shelter. Mottett will serve through September 2000. She replaces R.T. Graham, whose term has expired.

Pierce Community College

James P. Dawson has been named to the Pierce Community College Board of Trustees. A Puyallup resident, Dawson is chief executive officer of the Seattle brokerage firm Madison Group Securities, Inc. He has a master's degree in finance from Harvard Graduate School and has more than 25 years financial management experience.

Dawson heads the board of directors of the Tacoma/Pierce County American Red Cross and serves on the boards of directors of the Tacoma Urban League and Tacoma Actors Guild. He is a member of the President's Advisory Committee for the University of Washington and a member of the Citizen's Auditing and Finance Committee for the Tacoma School District #10.

Dawson will assume the expired term of Laura Stoner and will serve through September 2000.

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For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office, 360-75-6790.