Board of Regents

Leonor R. Fuller

Leonor Fuller has deep roots at the University of Washington where she earned her B.A., M.A., and Juris Doctor degrees. Fuller is an active member of the UW School of Law Leadership Council and has worked closely with the law school for many years to engage alumni with her alma mater.

Fuller was one of the longest serving community college trustees in the state and was twice elected Chair of the South Puget Sound Community College Board of Trustees. During her 17-year tenure, she worked to help promote the legislative priorities of SPSCC and Washington’s community college system. In 2019, the SPSCC Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the college’s art gallery the Leonor R. Fuller Gallery to acknowledge Leonor’s “legacy of compassion, commitment, and support” of the college and her advocacy on behalf of community college students.

Regent Fuller retired from Fuller and Fuller Attorneys in Olympia in 2020, after 36 years of practicing law. She began her legal career at the Seattle City Attorney’s office as a prosecutor and a civil litigator. Leonor served as the Chair of the Women of the Washington State Association of Justice and was a founding board member of the WSAJ Foundation.

Fuller strongly believes in the value of the arts in society. She was Chair of the Olympia Arts Commission and served on the board of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra.

Leonor shares her experience as a community leader on the Board of Regents of Leadership Thurston County which is a program, like those in other cities throughout the country, that was established to develop community leaders.

Fuller speaks three languages and, in addition, continues to work on her fluency in French. She is married and has two adult sons.


  • Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee from April 26, 2022 to September 30, 2027
  • Confirmed by the Senate on April 20, 2023