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Board of Trustees

Trustee Information

The CWU Board of Trustees values shared governance and communication with employees, students, and members of the community. 

Communications intended for the entire board may be shared with the Secretary to the Board, Linda Schactler, at The communication will be shared directly with the board and entered into the official board record.

To reach individual trustees, please see email addresses below. For more information or questions about communication with the board, please contact Linda schactler at 509-963-1384 or




Ron Erickson, Chair
10.27.2010 - 09.30.2021
Robert Nellams, Vice Chair
11.01.2016 - 9.30.2021
Erin Black
06.08.2015 - 09.30.2021
Ray Conner

02.15.2018 - 09.30.2023
Alex Harrington (student trustee)
07.01.2019 - 6.30.2020
Gladys Gillis

02.19.2019 – 09.30.2024
Keith Thompson
10.16.2013 - 09.30.2019


Board Staff

James L. Gaudino

CWU President

(509) 963-2111;
Linda Schactler

Secretary to the Board

(509) 963-1384;
Joel Klucking

Board Treasurer

(509) 963-2323;
Kim Dawson

Executive Assistant to the Board

(509) 963-2111;


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