Linda Cowan, Trustee
Trustee Cowan served as Board Chair from 2013-2014, and as Board Vice Chair 2012-2013 and 2011-12. She is the retired Superintendent of Schools for the Auburn School District.
Cowan is active in the community and serves the following organizations:
- 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
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