About Us

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees for Green River Community College is composed of influential community members who reside within the college's District 10 service area. Trustees are volunteers serving a five-year term by appointment of the Governor.

Trustees bring a rich diversity of backgrounds and skills to the governance of Green River Community College; they serve as an important communication link between the college and the community. All trustees sit as members of the Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges. This association is comprised of trustees from the 34 community and technical colleges statewide.

The Green River Board of Trustees meets every third Thursday of the month on campus in the board room of the Administration Building. These monthly meetings are open to the public.

The Board Members:

Linda Cowan

Linda Cowan

Board Chair 2013-Present, Board Vice Chair 2012-13, 2011-12; Retired Superintendent of Schools, Auburn School District. Med University of Washington; BA in Education Western Washington University. Auburn Rotary, Past President, Secretary and Scholarship Committee Chair; PEO Auburn Chapter; Communities In Schools, Advisory Board: PTA, Lifetime member. White River Valley Museum, Board Chair; Auburn Valley YMCA, Board member; Washington Association of School Administrators, member; Association of Washington School Principals, Legislative Committee Chair.

Appointed January 2011

Pete Lewis

Pete Lewis

Board Vice Chair 2013-Present, Mayor, City of Auburn, 2002 - 2013. Former work experience: City Council member, City or Auburn. Current: Chair, Economic Development and Infrastructure subcommittee, Association of Washington Cities; Vice Chair, King County Regional Policy Committee; Board Member, South County Area Transportation Board; Member, Valley Communications Center, Suburban Cities Association; Board Member, Green River Valley Flood Control District.

Appointed December 2011

Tom Campbell

Board Chair 2012-13, 2011-12; Board Vice Chair 2010-2011; Attorney of Counsel, Law Offices of Steven D. Weier, Inc. PS; JD, University of Puget Sound; BA, Kalamazoo College. Past president, South King County Bar Association; past officer, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; past president, Rotary Club of Auburn; past president, Auburn Fire Medic Committee, board member, White River Valley Museum.

Appointed April 2009

Claudia Kauffman

Claudia Kauffman

Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. Former Washington State Senator, Legislative District #47. Community Liaison, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. Northwest Indian College. Board member, Washington State Early Learning Advisory Committee; member, Thrive by Five Board of Directors; member, First Place Board of Directors.

Appointed January 2011

Mark Albertson

Mark Alberston

Regional Vice President, Trust and Estate Consulting Group of Fidelity Investments. Prior to Fidelity, Mark was an estate planning attorney and Partner at Hanis Irvine Prothero. BA, University of Texas at San Antonio; Juris Doctorate, St. Mary's University School of Law. Member, Washington State Bar Association; Charter Member and Inaugural President, Estate Planning Council of South King County; member (and past Chair), Advisory Board for the School of Psychology, Family, and Community at Seattle Pacific University; Member, Board of Directors (and past President), Former President and Board Member, Kent Downtown Partnership. Former President, Kent Chamber of Commerce; President of the Mediation Consortium of Washington State; President and Board Member of the Highline Community Hospital Foundation. Mark served honorably in both the United States Navy and the Texas Air National Guard.

Appointed October 2012