FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 1996
Lowry makes appointments to boards and commissions
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today announced the following board and commission appointments:
Connie L. Ambrose-Hosman of White Swan has been appointed to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Ambrose-Hosman serves as a Yakima-Kittitas community service office administrator for the Department of Social and Health Services. She is a member of several community organizations, including the Yakima Chamber of Commerce, the School to Work Board and the Community Network Board for the Yakama Indian Nation. Ambrose-Hosman will serve through April 2000 and replaces Antonio Santoy, whose term expired.
Eileen O'Neill Odum of Everett has also been appointed to the board. Odum is the regional president for Northwest GTE Telephone Operations in the Northwest. She has been elected to the boards of numerous business and social service agencies, including the Washington Roundtable, the Association of Washington Business and the Snohomish County United Way. Odum will serve through April 2000 and replaces May Gerstle, whose term expired.
The board is the governing body for the state's community and technical college system. In addition to establishing the standards for staffing, financial procedures, curriculum, and degree and admission policies, the board prepares and submits the budget for the community and technical college system to the governor. There are nine members on the board, each serving four-year terms.
Art Siegal of Seattle has been reappointed to the Governor's Affirmative Action Policy Committee. Siegal, who is retired, was formerly the executive director for Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle. He is a member of several national and community organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Siegal sits on the boards for the Seattle Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, Friends of the Humanities and the Foundation for Understanding Through Students. He will serve through May 1999.
Jennifer Scott of Olympia has also been reappointed to committee. Scott is the assistant director for the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs where she assisted the governor in developing the Centennial Accord. She created the State-Tribal Relations Training Program, which serves to educate state agencies and further the government-to-government relationship between the state and tribes. Scott is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation and will serve through May 1999.
Serving as a policy and review body for the state's affirmative action program, the committee reviews and approves state agency affirmative action plans. There are 15 members on the committee.
Three members have been reappointed to Higher Education Coordinating Board. The board authorizes the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and loans proceeds to private, nonprofit institutions of higher education. There are four members on the board, each serving four-year terms.
The following members were reappointed:
David Shaw of Richland is the human resources director for the Pasco School District. He is a member of several professional and civic organizations, including the American Society of Systems Management, the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Association of Affirmative Action. Shaw currently sits on the board of trustees for Columbia Basin college and has previously served as president for United Way of Washington. He will serve through June 2000.
Chang Mook Sohn of Olympia is the executive director of the Office of the Forecast Council for the state of Washington. Sohn is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Governor's Distinguished Managers Association, the Seattle Times Business Roundtable, the American Economic Association and the Korean Economic Association. He will serve through June 2000.
Gay Selby of Kelso is the superintendent of Kelso School District number 458. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of School Administrators, the Washington Association of School Administrators and Northwest Women in Educational Administration. Selby sits on the governing board of St. John's Medical Center, as well as on the board of directors for the Kelso Chamber of Commerce. She will serve through June 2000.
Patricia Dye of Bellevue has been appointed to the Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Dye, a mortgage banker for Directors Mortgage Loan Corporation, has been active in several organizations relating to children. This appointment will allow Dye, who currently serves as co-chair for the finance development committee for the council, to become a voting member. She will serve through June 1999 and replaces Norma Turner, whose term expired.
Charles Shelan of Olympia has also been appointed to the council, replacing Gary Ponti, whose term expired. Shelan is the executive director for Community Youth Services and is involved in several professional and community organizations. He is on the boards for the Community Public Health and Safety Network and the Northwest Network of Runaway and Youth Services and is a member of the Thurston County Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. Shelan is a regular columnist on parenting for The Olympian newspaper. He will serve through June 1999.
Ruth Kagi of Seattle has been named to chair the council.
The council contracts with various groups and agencies to establish community-based educational service programs to prevent child abuse and neglect. It establishes the Children's Trust Fund and adopts necessary and appropriate rules regarding child abuse and neglect. There are seven members on the board, each serving three-year terms.
For additional information, contact the Governor's Communications Office, 360-753-6790.