Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Hunter Stuehm of Vancouver to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
Hunter Stuehm from Vancouver, Washington, graduated in June with a Bachelor of Arts and majored in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in linguistics. In his final year of undergrad, Stuehm worked alongside Assistant Professor Douglas Sladen as a research assistant, studying speech perception abilities of adults with single-sided deafness and cochlear implants. Stuehm served as a resident adviser from 2017-2019, and was twice named RA of the Quarter. As an RA, Stuehm served as peer-adviser to residence hall councils and worked to connect student leaders to involvement opportunities on campus. He has received several academic awards, including scholarships from the Vancouver Rotary Foundation, the Evergreen School District PSE Union, the Western Foundation, the WWU Alumni Assocation, and the Audria M. Edwards Memorial Foundation. He has also served as a member of the Campus Public Safety Advisory Council, RA Advisory Council, University Housing Representation and Advocacy Committee, and is a member of the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Stuehm plans to begin Western's doctor of audiology program this fall. He is a graduate of the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and is the son of Trina and Damon Stuehm.