The board is composed of eight members, one of whom shall be a student. Trustees shall be appointed by the governor of Washington State for six-year terms, except for the student member, with the consent of the Senate (RCW 28B.35.100). Each member is required to subscribe to an oath of office (RCW 28B.10.520).
(1) The governor shall select the student member from a list of candidates, of at least three and not more than five, submitted by the governing body of the associated students.
(2) The student member shall hold his or her office for a term of one year from the first day of July and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. The student member shall be a full-time student in good standing at the university at the time of appointment.
(3) A student trustee shall excuse himself or herself from participation or voting on matters relating to the hiring, discipline, or tenure of faculty members and personnel.