Lowry names three to WSU Board of Regents

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today named Joe King, Phyllis Campbell and Kenneth Alhadeff to the Board of Regents for Washington State University.

"These three individuals have outstanding, diverse professional expertise, and each will bring a different perspective to help the university realize its potential," Lowry said.

Joe King, 51, of Ridgefield, was elected to the Washington State Legislature in 1980, serving on the Trade and Economic Development Committee. He also served as majority leader and was elected to serve three terms as Speaker of the House. Lowry also named King as chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education.

He has worked professionally in construction, timber thinning, education, insurance and public affairs, in which he currently acts as consultant to Fluor Daniel in the Tri-City area. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from Linfield College and a master's degree in education from Western Kentucky University. King is currently on the Columbia River Economic Development Council and serves as a trustee for Southwest Washington Medical Center.

King will complete the term of Bill Wiley, who recently passed away, and the term will expire September 2000.

Phyllis Campbell, 45, of Issaquah, was reappointed to the board following her first appointment in 1990 and served as immediate past president. She currently is president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bank of Washington.

She earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Washington's Executive MBA program. She earned a bachelor's degree from WSU in business administration, and is a graduate of the Stanford University's Marketing Management Program. She also holds an honorary doctorate from Whitworth College.

Campbell served as an advisory member to the state Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises from 1983-85. She also served as a member of the National Energy Advisory Council for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1982-85.

She serves as immediate past chair of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, immediate past president of the WSU Board of Regents and is past chair of the Association of Washington Business. She also serves on the board of directors for the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Foundation, Washington Roundtable and Puget Sound Power and Light. Campbell is a member of the Washington Women's Forum and the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Her term will end September 2002.

Kenneth Alhadeff, 48, of Seattle, is chairman of Elttaes Enterprises, president and chief executive officer of MiKen Properties, and director of Martin Smith Inc. He also held positions with Broadacres Inc., Washington Concessions, Longacres Race Course and the Bellingham Ice Hawks.

Alhadeff is involved with numerous civic and social organizations, including the Northwest School for Hearing-Impaired Children, Boys and Girls Club of King County, Cornish College of the Arts, CARE Foundation, Big Brothers of King County and Campfire Boys and Girls of Snohomish County.

He also has served on several other organizations, including the Governor's Transition Commission on Social Services, WSU Alumni Leadership Conference, American Jewish Committee, Restaurant Association of the State of Washington, Seattle Urban League, Seattle Symphony, Seafair, Seattle-King County Economic Development Council and the Washington State University College of Business and Economics Development Program Advisory Board.

Alhadeff is a graduate of WSU where he earned a bachelor's degree in general studies.

He replaces Louis Pepper, whose term expired. Alhadeff's term will end September 2002.

The nine-member Board of Regents is the governing body for the university. Other regents include Richard R. Albrecht of Seattle, Carmen Ortero of Seattle, Peter J. Goldmark of Okanogan, Richard A. Davis of Spokane, John Ellis of Bellevue and Scott Lukins of Spokane.

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For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.