Meet the Board
The Board of Trustees for Green River College is composed of influential community members who reside within the college's District 10 service area. Trustees are volunteers serving a five-year term by appointment of the Governor.
Trustees bring a rich diversity of backgrounds and skills to the governance of Green River College; they serve as an important communication link between the college and the community. All trustees sit as members of the Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges. This association is comprised of trustees from the 34 community and technical colleges statewide.
The Green River Board of Trustees meets every third Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. on campus in the Zglonski Center Boardroom. These monthly meetings are open to the public.
Note: Board meetings will be transitioned to virtual special meetings, pending Governor Inslee's extension of the Open Public Meetings Act exceptions (due to the state of emergency), in Proclamation 20-28.14, found here: https://www.governor.wa.gov/office-governor/official-actions/proclamations.
Elaine Chu, Chair
Appointed October 2018About Elaine
Jennifer Ramirez Robson, Vice Chair
Jennifer Ramirez Robson
Appointed September, 2020About Jennifer
Appointed October 2018About Arlene
Appointed March, 2016About Sharonne
Appointed October, 2016
Green River College welcomes our diverse local and global communities and is committed to meeting students where they are by providing inclusive, equitable access to innovative and comprehensive educational programs, and individualized support that empowers and prepares students to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.
Green River College will be an equity-centered leader in higher education committed to excellence in teaching and learning, to being an anti-racist college, and to advancing social and economic justice.
All members of the college community will feel a strong sense of belonging and, together, build a culture of care. The racial and ethnic diversity of staff, faculty, and leadership will reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
Green River will be:
- The destination of choice for post-secondary education.
- First choice in partnership with our community, its business and industry.
- Ranked among the best nationally in student achievement, closing all opportunity gaps.
- Recognized for its preparation of students for the global workforce and for civic engagement in an increasingly diverse, interdependent world.
- Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Community Engagement
- Growth and Development
- Global Responsibility
- Acknowledgement and Stewardship of the Natural Environment
The Green River College Promise:
We commit to be an anti-racist institution where all students, faculty, and staff receive the access, resources, and services needed to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals. Green River College makes social and economic justice, equity, and inclusion our highest priorities.
The Green River College definition of equity encompasses all identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, economic status, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, religion/spirituality, immigration status, age, and culture.
We understand individual needs vary widely, and the effects of discrimination and historical oppression must be taken into account while aiming for equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.
Let this be a call to action to all members of the Green River College Community: everyone must contribute to this on-going effort to achieve equity for all.