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Susan B. Adams, JD graduated from Central Washington University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  Immediately following graduation from Central, she attended the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), earning a Juris Doctorate degree in 1990.  Susan was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1990 and spent the first fourteen years of her career working in the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.  During her years as a prosecutor, she served as a Division Chief, the Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Unit, a Felony Trial Team Chief and a Felony trial lawyer.   For the past ten years, Susan has worked as the Director of the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center in Tacoma.  The Family Justice Center is a collaboration of community and criminal justice agencies working to serve victims of domestic violence and their children by providing comprehensive services in one central location.

Susan speaks both locally and nationally about domestic violence and her work with the Family Justice Center.  She serves on the Washington State Attorney General’s Domestic Violence Advisory Group.   She is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum of Tacoma/Pierce County (Class XIV).  She is an active member of Tacoma Rotary #8 and also serves on the board of St. Francis House in Puyallup.

Kyle Alm graduated from Central with a BA in Political Science and BS in Public Policy in 2002. Served as Legislative Liaison in 1997-98 and helped pass the bill that added a voting student to the Board of Trustees. Served as Vice-President of Political Affairs for ASCWU in 1998-99 and helped secure design funding for the music building. Ran a handful of campaigns including legislative races, Congress, and a public/private partnership for NASCAR in Kitsap County. Also served as a faithful bureaucrat at the Jefferson County Department of Community Development in the Lang-Range Planning Department. He currently owns SEO Bandwagon, focusing on WordPress development and Internet Marketing in Seattle consulting with businesses, non-profits, artists, and campaigns.




Logan Bahr

Logan Bahr grew up in Tacoma and now resides in Olympia. He graduated with a BA in Political Science in 2011. While at Central, he served on the Board of Trustees as Student Trustee from 2010-2011. He currently works in advocacy, policy, and communication for the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, a statewide association representing the interests of law enforcement officers. In his free time, he chairs Graduate Washington PAC, a non-partisan higher education advocacy group. He is actively pursuing his MA of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College.  While, technically, he is both a Central Wildcat and an Evergreen Geoduck, his true allegiance will always reside with the Ellensburg campus.