Board of Trustees

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees is the the University's governing body whose broad responsibilities are to supervise, coordinate, manage and regulate Western Washington University as provided by state statute (RCW 28B.35).  Seven members are appointed by the governor of the State of Washington with the consent of the Senate for terms of six-years, and one additional student member is appointed annually by the governor for a one-year term.

The Board appoints the president of the University and elects the principal officers of the Board for two-year terms.  Current officers are: Sue Sharpe, Chair, Chase Franklin, Vice Chair, and John M. Meyer, Secretary.

Regular meetings of the Board are held the first or second Thursday and Friday of every other month.  Meetings begin at 3pm on Thursday and adjourn at 5pm.  On Friday, the meeting begins at 8am and adjourn at 12pm.  Meetings are held in Old Main 340 on Western's campus, unless otherwise noted.  All Regular Open Meetings are audiocast and can be heard by clicking the audiocast link.

The Board of Trustees meeting agendas are set by the President with input from campus leadership.  Below are guidelines and templates for presenters to use when preparing materials for a board meeting.

Meeting guidelines/templates: