Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Ed Zuckerman as the newest member to The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees, with his term beginning April 1.
“Ed’s connection to Evergreen goes back more than four decades, as an alumnus and as a community leader. He has a deep commitment to Evergreen’s mission and a deep passion for social governance,” Inslee said. “He will make an excellent addition to The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees.”
Originally from the East Coast, Zuckerman came to Olympia to attend Evergreen and never left. His ties to Evergreen go beyond being a 1977 graduate. His father served as faculty for 10 years, his sister served as an adjunct professor, and his son is a recent graduate.
“It’s a distinguished honor to be appointed to the board by Gov. Inslee,” said Zuckerman. “I am honored to have the opportunity to bring my unique background to the board.”
Since 2007, Zuckerman has served as a senior vice president at the League of Conservation Voters, and prior to that he was the executive director of the Federation of State Conservation Voter Leagues and Washington Conservation Voters.
Zuckerman credits his career in environmental advocacy and politics to his Evergreen education, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in environmental and political studies.
“Evergreen is in my blood and has been a part of my family for decades. The core values haven’t changed,” said Zuckerman. “Sure, technology and infrastructure have changed, but what Evergreen has taught me – problem solving, bringing people together and looking at the world from multiple viewpoints – hasn’t changed.”
Zuckerman’s advocacy programs have become a national model for building local and state grassroots operations into political powerhouses for environmental and conservation advocacy.
Zuckerman’s first Evergreen board meeting is May 8.