Board of Trustees
Legal power and responsibility for the operation of Shoreline Community College rests with the board of trustees. The board of trustees establishes and reviews college policies and oversees the general management of funds and properties.
The board is composed of five trustees, who are appointed by the governor of Washington State with the consent of the Senate. The board of trustees acts as a unit. As such, it represents the public interest and functions to ensure the basic fiscal integrity of the college.
Members of the Board
Shoubee Liaw, Board Chair
Appointed: December 2005. Reappointed: October 2010. Trustee Liaw has worked for the Shoreline and Seattle School Districts and DSHS and serves on a number of statewide associations and committees.
Tayloe Washburn, Vice Chair
Tayloe Washburn was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Shoreline Community College in November 2012. Washburn is the Dean and CEO at Northeastern University's Seattle Campus and the former managing partner at Foster Pepper law firm in Seattle.
Appointed: March 2010. Trustee Barrett is a retired software executive, is a strong supporter of public schools and volunteers at his children's school.
Appointed: July 2004. Reappointed: October 2008. Trustee Terpstra served as the District Homeless Education Liaison and Readiness to Learn Family Advocate with the Shoreline Public Schools, and is active in many organizations serving North King County.
Trustee Roger Olstad retired from the board following the June 26, 2013 meeting.Trustees are gubernatorial appointments. Interested parties must be residents of the college district and complete the application process available at the Governor's web site.