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Governor Appoints David Hartless as Student Trustee for 2022-23

David Hartless, CWU Student Trustee

David Hartless has been named the CWU Student Trustee for 2022-23.

The Central Washington University Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome David Hartless as its Student Trustee for the 2022-23 academic year.

Hartless, who transferred to CWU from Yakima Valley College in 2019, was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee last month, and he will serve a one-year term. 

The 2001 Ellensburg High School graduate and former salesman is pursuing degrees in public relations and political science, and he will graduate in June 2023. 

“I look forward to serving both the students and the university as a member of the CWU Board of Trustees so I can be a voice for the entire Wildcat family,” he said. 

During his three years on campus, Hartless has worked with student-athletes as an academic coach and study hall monitor. He also has been involved with 88.1 The ‘Burg as a DJ and news reporter for the past two years. 

In addition to those activities, Hartless is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed business fraternity on campus, where he served as vice president of membership and VP of alumni relations. He will serve as the organization’s president this year.

Media Contact: David Leder, Department of Public Affairs,, 509-963-1518