Meet the Board
The Board of Trustees for Green River 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 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 at 4:30 p.m. on campus in the Zglonski Center Boardroom. These monthly meetings are open to the public.
Note: Board meetings will be transitioned to virtual special meetings, pending Governor Inslee's extension of the Open Public Meetings Act exceptions (due to the state of emergency), in Proclamation 20-28.14, found here: https://www.governor.wa.gov/office-governor/official-actions/proclamations.
Elaine Chu, Chair
Appointed October 2018About Elaine
Jennifer Ramirez Robson, Vice Chair
Jennifer Ramirez Robson
Appointed September, 2020About Jennifer
Appointed October 2018About Arlene
Appointed March, 2016About Sharonne
Appointed October, 2016
The mission of Green River College is to:
Ensure student success through comprehensive educational programs and support services responsive to our diverse communities.
The vision for Green River College for 2020 is:
To be ranked among the very best in student completion and success and be an invaluable community partner and asset with robust and diverse revenue streams.
The core values for Green River College are:
We support student engagement, retention, completion and post-program success through excellent teaching and learning and comprehensive support services.
We provide high quality in teaching, learning and support services in an environment of compassion and integrity
We meet student needs for access to and inclusion in their educational pursuits
We collaborate, stimulate and contribute to the educational, economic and social development of our external and internal communities through continued learning
We encourage, foster respect for and respond equitably to diverse perspective and needs
We foster citizen responsibility by cultivating a global perspective on critical issues and challenges affecting our community and the world
We strive to maintain sound financial management, increase effective and efficient operations, develop state-of-the-art infrastructure (to include staffing, technology and facilities), and be forthcoming and transparent in accountability for resource use
We seek to encourage, create and adopt innovative perspectives, policies and practices that will help achieve the College's mission
We preserve the safety, ecology and sustainability of our campus environment