Yesterday, Governor Chris Gregoire appointed the first student to the UW Board of Regents who is a student at the University of Washington – Tacoma. Jean-Paul Willynck, a senior Urban Studies major was appointed to a one-year term to the board effective July 1. As a student regent, Willynck will represent the interests of all three campuses even though he is the first student regent not to hail from the Seattle student body. Willynck was one of more than 3,000 students who applied for the position. He has been an active participant in the UW Tacoma’s student legislative and advocacy committee and has lobbied for student issues in Olympia.