Governor appoints Seth W. R. Brickey as new WWU student trustee

Seth W.R. Brickey has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

“Seth Brickey is an outstanding student leader who will provide a valuable perspective to the Board of Trustees,” Inslee said. “I appreciate his willingness to work on behalf of students to ensure they continue to receive the excellent education for which Western is so well known.”

Brickey, a junior at Western whose hometown is Juneau, Alaska, will serve as student trustee on Western’s Board of Trustees from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. He is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Geology. 

“Western has been fortunate to have a strong tradition of student leaders serve on the Board of Trustees. With his impressive leadership experience and unique perspective on Western, Seth Brickey will be an excellent representative for students and a valuable addition to the Board,” said Western President Bruce Shepard.

As a trustee, Brickey will represent all the citizens of Washington, but also provide a student viewpoint that has proven to be invaluable to the Board.

 “I am honored to be appointed to this position. I have been proud to be counted a member of the Western community, and hope that alongside the other distinguished trustees I might help to perpetuate Western Washington University’s legacy of academic excellence,” Brickey said.

At Western, Brickey has worked with Residence Life as a resident advisor. During the upcoming academic year he will serve as an assistant resident director with WWU Residence Life. In addition he has served as program director, Rainbow Glacier Camp; president, United Youth Courts of Alaska Board of Directors, and as a legislative intern for Alaska state Rep. Beth Kertula.

At Western, Brickey is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society; an All Nations Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar; recipient of the WWU Native American Academic and Leadership Scholarship, and 2012 WWU Marine Science Scholar. He has been a student leader with WWU Campus Christian Fellowship.