FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 30, 1996
Lowry announces community college reappointments
Olympia -- Gov. Mike Lowry today announced the following reappointments.
Bellevue Community College
Robert J. Margulis of Bellevue has been reappointed to the Bellevue Community College Board of Trustees. Margulis is president of a computer consulting and software development company. He is affiliated with the Washington Software Association and the Society for Information Management. His term expires in 2001.
Big Bend Community College
Felix Ramon of Moses Lake has been reappointed to the Big Bend Community College Board of Trustees. Ramon is a community corrections officer with the state Department of Corrections. He formerly served Grant County on the Mental Health Board for 10 years and served two terms as sheriff before retiring in 1990. He also was appointed by former Gov. Booth Gardner to the State Sentencing Guidelines Commission. His term expires in 2001.
Cascadia Community College
Dennis Stefani of Carnation has been reappointed to the Cascadia Community College Board of Trustees. Stefani earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University. He has worked extensively as an environmental engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency, overseeing oil and hazardous waste spills and municipality water discharge systems, as well as serving as vice president of an environmental service company where he was responsible for ensuring all operations complied with local, state, and federal law. He currently is employed as an environmental consultant. His term expires in 2001.
Jim Sherrill of Centralia has been reappointed to the Centralia College Board of Trustees. Sherrill is the director of licensed resources division for the state Department of Social and Health Services. He has a master's degree in education from Whitworth College and a bachelor's degree from Washington State University in political science. His term expires in 2001.
William G. Morris of Vancouver has again been appointed to the Clark College Board of Trustees. Morris, a supervisor with the Multnomah County Juvenile Court in Portland, has a history of public service and initiative including the Peace Corps, founding and editing a community newspaper, and serving on the board of management for the Clark County YMCA. He recently joined the board of directors for the Outer East Youth Service Center in Portland. Morris holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in education from the University of Portland. His term expires in 2001.
Clover Park Technical College
John F. Truebenbach of Tacoma has been reappointed to the Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees. Truebenbach is president of a Tacoma wholesale periodical distributorship. In addition to his affiliation with the Council of Periodical Distributors and the Magazine & Paperback Marketing Institute, he sits on the board of the Pacific Coast Independent Magazine Wholesaler Association. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northland College in Ashland, WI. His term expires in 2001.
Columbia Basin College
Darrell Beers of Pasco has been reappointed to the Columbia Basin College Board of Trustees. Beers, a former instructor at Columbia Basin College for 30 years, also sits on the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission. He has bachelor and master degrees in political science, as well as advanced study toward his doctorate. His term expires 2001.
Edmonds Community College
Alison Wo Sing of Lynnwood is again appointed to the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees. Sing, an executive management analyst with Snohomish County, has worked 16 years with the county in various professional management positions. He is affiliated with the Lynnwood Planning Commission, the American Planning Association and the Asian Management Business Association. Sing has a bachelor's degree in Chinese-Mandarin and graduated with honors form the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, CA where she studied Chinese-Cantonese. His term expires in 2001.
Everett Community College
Kathleen Gutierrez of Everett has been reappointed to the Everett Community College Board of Trustees. Gutierrez is a curriculum resource specialist with the Everett school district where she teaches language arts. She has a master's degree from Seattle University in education and curriculum. Gutierrez is affiliated with several community and professional organizations, including a past presidency of the Providence Hospital Children's Association and the Washington Organization for Reading Development. Her term expires in 2001.
Grays Harbor College
Guy McMinds of Taholah has been reappointed to the Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees. McMinds is director of the Quinault Indian Nation Department of Natural Resources and advisor to the Quinault Executive Office. McMinds is also part of the Pacific Salmon Commission, which negotiated and implemented the Pacific Salmon Treaty between the United States and Canada. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. His term expires in 2001.
Lake Washington Technical College
Elling B. Halvorson of Woodinville is again appointed to the Lake Washington Technical College Board of Trustees. His business history includes chairmanships and presidencies in both the airline and motel industries, as well as founding Papillon Airways Inc. He also has been part of several community organizations, including the Resource Center for the Handicapped, Lutherland Youth Camp, and Union Gospel Mission. Halvorson is a graduate of Willamette University in Oregon. His term expires in 2001.
Lower Columbia College
Gary Healea of Longview has been reappointed to the Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees. Healea, a long-time employee of the Weyerhaeuser Co., currently serves as vice president of the company and manager of its Longview mill. He is active in community organizations, including current presidencies of the Longview Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Cowlitz County, and the Private Industry Council. Healea has bachelor's degrees in both chemical and industrial engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Washington. His term expires in 2001.
Betty Hogan has been reappointed to the Pierce College Board of Trustees. Hogan, a partner in a Puyallup law firm, is a former teacher. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in physical education, her master's in education from Pacific Lutheran University, and her JD from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. Civic and community service includes the Pierce County Planning Commission, the Ethics Committee at Good Samaritan Hospital, and the Pierce College, Puyallup Public Schools and Daffodil Festival Foundation Boards. Her term expires in 2001.
Renton Technical College
Donald Jacobson of Renton has again been appointed to the Renton Technical College Board of Trustees. Jacobsen, a former journeyman plasterer, field superintendent, vocational teacher and business representative, now serves as secretary-treasurer for the Seattle Labor Temple Association. He has been active in the Renton community for 40 years, serving on the Renton Library Board, Renton Citizens Advisory Committee and the Renton School Board. His term expires in 2001.
Seattle Community Colleges
Bishop Lowell E. Knutson of Seattle was reappointed to the Seattle Community Colleges Board of Trustees. Knutson is a retired bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America and is a member of the Lutheran Peace Fellowship. He instituted Open Door Ministries, a counseling service for gays, lesbians and their families. Knutson has a bachelor's degree from Pacific Lutheran University and a bachelor of theology from the Luther Seminary. His term expires in 2001.
South Puget Sound Community College
Veltry Johnson of Olympia was reappointed to the South Puget South Community College Board of Trustees. Johnson, public information chief for the state Department of Corrections, is a graduate of both The Evergreen State College and the Executive Education Program at the Governor's Center at Duke University. His term expires in 2001.
Tacoma Community College
John Lantz of Tacoma has been reappointed to the Tacoma
Community College Board of Trustees. Lantz is vice-president of
a Seattle manufacturing business. He is affiliated with the Tacoma/Pierce
County Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Flour
Distributors, the American Leadership Forum, and the Tacoma Club.
He has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's
from the University of California-Berkeley. His term expires in
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.