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Session News: Senate has a new higher education committee chair

Sen. T’wina Nobles is the new chair of the Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee and today, presided over her first committee meeting as chair. Sen. Emily Randall previously served as chair of the committee.

Sen. Nobles represents the 28th legislative district, which includes the cities of Fircrest, Lakewood, Steilacoom, Dupont, University Place, Tacoma, Anderson Island, Ketron Island, McNiel Island, as well as Joint Base Lewis McChord. She is a former teacher at Stadium High School and Lincoln High School and since 2016, has served on the University Place School Board. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Puget Sound after transferring from Tacoma Community College.

She has served on the Senate higher education committee since she was sworn into office in 2021. She is also the vice chair of the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and sits on the Transportation Committee and the Behavioral Health Subcommittee.

To learn more about Sen. Nobles, visit her website here.