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Administrative and Governance

The City University of Seattle Board of Trustees oversees City University of Seattle and plays an integral role in shaping the quality and character of its programs. As an affiliate of the National University System these trustees also serve on the board of the National University System and contribute to its future course.


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, by Charter and By-laws, has legal and fiduciary responsibilities for the quality and integrity of the institution. It selects a Chief Executive Officer (President), approves and monitors the implementation of the mission of the institution, oversees the establishment of broad institutional policies, and exercises oversight to ensure compliance with policies. The Board delegates to the President the responsibility to implement and administer these policies as well as the responsibility to carry out the mission of the institution.

Governing Board List

Planning for tomorrow, today. The City University of Seattle Board of Trustees oversees City University of Seattle and plays an integral role in shaping the quality and character of the institution as well as steering its future course.

Trustees are recognized leaders in their communities and individually respected in the fields of business, education, the law, and the arts. The Board meets three times a year to assess University goals and the progress toward achieving them.

Leaders and members of the Board of Trustees include:

Ms. Stacy Allison – Professional Speaker, Author
Mr. Richard Chisholm, Treasurer – Managing Director, Higher Education & Nonprofit Group, Wells Fargo Securities
Mr. Tom Clevinger, Chairman – Executive, Retired
Ms. Jeanne Connelly, Secretary – President, Connelly Consulting
Dr. Michael R. Cunningham (Ex Officio) – Chancellor, The National University System
Mr. Gerald Czarnecki – Chairman & CEO, Deltennium Group, Inc.
Ms. Kim Folsom – Serial High Tech, Venture Backed Entrepreneur
Mr. Robert Freelen – Vice President Public Affairs, Emeritus Stanford University
Ms. Ruthann Heinrich – Executive, Retired
Ms. Rebecca Henderson – Group President, Randstad Talent Solutions Group
Mr. W. H. Knight, Jr. (Joe) – Distinguished Academic in Residence Seattle University School of Law
Dr. Donald Kripke, Vice Chairman – Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego
Ms. Jean Leonard – Trustee Emeritus
Dr. Erlinda J. Martinez – Higher Education President, Retired
Mr. Michael R. McGill, P.E. – President, MMS Design Associates
Mr. Herbert Meistrich – President, Meistrich Capital Resources, Inc.
Ms. Joanne M. Pastula – Executive, Retired
Mr. Dan Pittard – Chairman and CEO, Pittard Partners LLC
Mr. Hiep Quach – Executive, Retired
Dr. E. Lee Rice – CEO and Medical Director, Lifewellness Institute
Mr. Carlos Rodriguez – Public Affairs and Communications Consultant, Rodriguez & Company
Mr. Jay Stone – Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc.
Mr. Thomas Topuzes – President and CEO, Thomas Topuzes & Associates, LLC

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