Board of Regents

Current Board Members

The Board of Regents consists of eleven members, one of whom is a student and one of whom is a member of the faculty. Regents are appointed by the governor to serve six-year terms, with the exception of the Student Regent, who serves a one-year term, and the Faculty Regent, who serves a three-year term. Regents serve after the expiration of their terms until they resign or until the Governor appoints a replacement.

Officers of the Board are elected each year at the September meeting.

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


Leonard Forsman

Leonard Forsman

Chairman, Suquamish Tribe

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 2022
  • Term: November 22, 2021 to June 30, 2027

Biography

Leonor R. Fuller

Retired Attorney, Fuller & Fuller Attorneys

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate confirmation
  • Term:  April 26, 2022 to September 30, 2027

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
  • Confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 2022
  • Term: October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2024

Biography

Regent Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee

Second-year Law Student

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate Confirmation
  • Term:  July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

Biography

Libby MacPhee

Libby G. MacPhee

Managing Partner, Seattle Family Support, LLC

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 2019
  • Term: January 11, 2019 to September 30, 2024

Biography

Constance W. Rice

Constance W. Rice

President, The Very Strategic Group

  • 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
  • Reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate confirmation
  • Term: October 21, 2019 to September 30, 2025

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
  • Reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Awaiting Senate confirmation
  • Term: October 21, 2019 to September 30, 2025

Biography

Blaine Tamaki

Blaine Tamaki, Board Vice Chair 2022-23

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, Board Chair 2022-23

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

  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee
  • Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 2019
  • Term:  January 29, 2018 to September 30, 2023

Biography