Tayloe Washburn appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to the Board of Trustees for Shoreline Community College

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tayloe Washburn new SCC trustee
Photo courtesy Shoreline Comunity College

Tayloe Washburn has been appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to the Board of Trustees for Shoreline Community College.

“Education is foundational to the success of our citizens, communities and economy,” Washburn said. “I look forward to helping Shoreline Community College continue its work in building that foundation.”

A Lake Forest Park resident, Washburn is the founding Dean and CEO for the Seattle Graduate Campus of Northeastern University. A prominent lawyer and civic leader, Washburn is experienced in building partnerships between the public and private sectors. A former managing partner with Seattle-based Foster Pepper law firm, Washburn’s law practices focused on land use, environmental issues, infrastructure and sustainable development/green building.

Washburn has long advocated for expanded educational opportunities to prepare the region’s workforce for the needs of the 21st Century economy. Washburn earned a law degree from the University of Washington as well as a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in history, both from Stanford University.

Washburn is a former chair of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. He has also chaired the boards of Seattle King County Economic Development Council and Schools First! He served on the boards of Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy) and the 5th Avenue Theatre. Gov. Gregoire previously appointed him to the Washington Aerospace Partnership.

In 2010, he received Leadership Tomorrow’s 2010 Eddie Carlson Outstanding Alumnus Award, given by the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center at the University of Washington. In 2012, Washburn was named Enterprise Seattle’s Economic Development Champion of the Year.

Washburn's five-year term began Nov. 16, 2012. His appointment will go to the Legislature for confirmation during the coming session. Washburn takes the place of Jerry Smith, who left Sept. 30, 2012. Washburn joins Phill Barrett, Shoubee Liaw, Roger Olstad and Gidget Terpstra on the five-member Board. All appointments are made by the Governor.


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