Governor Jay Inslee appoints Teresa Taylor to Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees
Governor Jay Inslee appointed Teresa Taylor, Lummi Indian Business Council project manager for economic development, to the Whatcom Community College (WCC) Board of Trustees. Her term is October 2018 through September 2023. Her predecessor on the board, Tim Douglas, recently completed his term as a trustee, serving since 2008.
Taylor, a graduate of Whatcom Community College with an associate’s degree in arts and sciences, as well as a certificate in patient navigation, also studied project management, business administration, and accounting from Western Washington University. She is an elected member of the Ferndale City Council.
WCC Board Chair John Pedlow said, “Having a trustee with Teresa’s broad business and community connections adds depth and diversity to the board. As a Whatcom graduate, she knows firsthand the value of community colleges, and understands the key role we play as educators and job creators.”
Taylor, an enrolled member of the Lummi Nation, has served the community on numerous boards and commissions, including the YWCA, Womencare Shelter, Northwest Women's Hall of Fame, Ferndale PTSO (Parent/Teacher/Student Organization), Lummi's Law & Justice Commission, and the Lummi Constitution Committee.
The five trustees are appointed by the governor and serve five year terms, and/or until their successors are appointed. The board’s duties include setting the College’s strategic direction, establishing policy, awarding tenure, approving the operating budget, and hiring the College President.