Governor Appoints Trista Truemper as New WWU Student Trustee

Trista Truemper has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

“Trista Truemper will provide a valuable and unique perspective to Western’s Board of Trustees due to her experience as a Western leader and student,” Inslee said. “I appreciate her willingness to work on behalf of Western students and ensuring they continue to receive the excellent education for which Western is so well-known.”

Truemper will serve as student trustee on Western’s Board of Trustees from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

“Western has been fortunate to have outstanding leadership from students on the Board of Trustees, and with her skills and experience Trista will be another superb trustee,” said Western President Sabah Randhawa. “The board will benefit greatly from her first-hand perspective on Western’s needs and opportunities to improve the student experience, and the leadership experience she brings from serving in the community.  I am grateful for her willingness to serve Western in this capacity, and look forward to working with her.”

Truemper, a resident of Bellingham, is a graduate student at Western seeking a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). She has a bachelor’s degree from Western in sociology and is now working at the WWU Graduate School to help launch the Graduate Student Advisory Council in the fall. She was recently the Community Outreach and Engagement intern with Western’s Extended Education and has served as an Adult Education Program intern for the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, as a current member of the Brigid Collins Board of Directors, and as a former member of the Birchwood Christian School Advisory Committee.

“I feel very honored to have been selected for this position and see it as an invaluable learning opportunity. I look forward to sharing my perspective as well as my appreciation for this institution and its surrounding communities,” Truemper said.