Karen Fraser to head Evergreen Board of Trustees

Karen Fraser

Olympia, WA—Former state Sen. Karen Fraser was elected incoming chair of The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees on June 13, succeeding businessman Fred Goldberg, who will continue on the board as vice-chair.

Fraser, who for decades represented the college’s legislative district, is a former Evergreen adjunct faculty member, and the parent of an Evergreen graduate.  

“Students at Evergreen benefit from a top-quality education, and our state in turn benefits from these critical thinkers, collaborative leaders and life-long learners,” said Fraser. “It will be an honor to help strengthen and grow these excellent educational opportunities.”

The Evergreen Board of Trustees consists of eight members, including a student, chosen by the governor. They provide long-term strategic leadership for the college, initiating policy and delegating authority to the president.  Their meetings are open to the public.  Members serve for six-year terms. 

“Karen’s leadership and wisdom are incredibly valuable as Evergreen focuses on improving and renewing the way we serve students,” said Evergreen President George Bridges.  “Her understanding of Evergreen’s strong return on investment to our region, and the impact our alumni have on our state’s quality of life, will help us now and in the future.”