Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Central Washington University senior Amy McCoy to the student-trustee position on the university’s Board of Trustees (BOT) for the 2013-14 academic year.
“I’m deeply honored to be given this opportunity to serve the Central Washington University community,” said McCoy. “It’s my desire to be an instrumental asset to both the student body as well as the Board of Trustees.”
McCoy, 42, originally from Santa Clarita, California, is majoring in geography at CWU and considering seeking a CWU master’s degree in Resource Management. She has three children: Patrick, 15, who attends Ellensburg High School; Madelyn, 12, a Morgan Middle School student; and Mark, 10, who is enrolled at Lincoln Elementary.
“My children and I will be staying here in Ellensburg and making this community our home,” she noted.
Prior to coming to CWU, McCoy was the 2011-12 Tacoma Community College student body president and, the previous year, served as its vice president of Legislation and Records. From 1993 to ’98 McCoy was a combat medic, worked as an orderly room nurse, and was assistant to the commander during her time in the US Army and with the National Guard.
“Our past student trustees have reaffirmed the board’s belief in the role of students in the governance of the university,” said Sid Morrison, chair of the CWU BOT. “We have been going through some challenging days for higher education here in Washington. The board will look to Amy for help as we develop the answers that work for the entire university.”
McCoy was appointed as the 16th student selected to serve on CWU’s governing body. She replaced Lindsey Sire, whose 2012-13 term expired on June 30.
The Washington State legislature created a student seat on the governing bodies of the six state public higher education institutions in 1997. Each student trustee serves a one-year term, and is a full-voting board members on all issues, with the exception of personnel matters.
McCoy’s term began on July 29 and will conclude June 30, 2014.
Media contact: Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, firstname.lastname@example.org