Board of Regents

Current Board Members

William S. Ayer

William S. Ayer

Retired Chairman and CEO, Alaska Air Group

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2012
  • Term: January 17, 2012 to September 30, 2016
  • Reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on February 28, 2018
  • Term: October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2022

Biography

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Joel Benoliel, Board Vice-Chair 2018-19

Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Costco Wholesale Corporation

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on February 12, 2018
  • Term: January 5, 2016 to September 30, 2021

Biography

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Joanne R. Harrell

Senior Director for US Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Corporation – US

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by the Senate on February 13, 2010
  • Term: October 16, 2009 to September 30, 2015
  • Reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on February 28, 2018
  • Term: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2021

Biography

Jeremy Jaech

Jeremy Jaech

Managing Partner, Harmony Meadows, LLC

  • Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Confirmed by the Senate on April 15, 2013
  • Term: October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2018
  • Reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate confirmation
  • Term: October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2024

Biography

Constance W. Rice

Constance W. Rice, Board Chair 2018-19

Senior Executive Fellow, Semi-retired, Casey Family Programs

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Term: July 22, 2013 to September 30, 2013
  • Reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 2014
  • Term: October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2019

Biography

Rogelio Riojas

Rogelio Riojas

President and CEO, Sea Mar Community Health Centers

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 2014
  • Term: October 1, 2013 to September, 30 2019

Biography

Blaine Tamaki

Blaine Tamaki

Founder, Tamaki Law

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2018
  • Term: October 5, 2017 to September 30, 2022
    Biography
Regent Zeeck

David Zeeck

President and Publisher, The News Tribune, The Olympian, and The Bellingham Herald

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting enate Confirmation
  • Term:  January 29, 2018 to September 30, 2023

Biography

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Kaitlyn Zhou

Student Member of the Board

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate Confirmation
  • Term:  July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Biography