Gov. Jay Inslee announced Ed Zuckerman as the newest appointed member of Evergreen State College’s Board of Trustees, whom has connections to the college dating back four decades.

Zuckerman came to Olympia from the East Coast to attend Evergreen and “never left,” according to the announcement from the college. Not only is he a 1977 graduate of the school, but his father served as a faculty member for 10 years, his sister was an adjunct professor, and his son recently graduated from the college.

“He has a deep commitment to Evergreen’s mission and a deep passion for social governance,” Inslee said in a prepared statement. “He will make an excellent addition to The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees.”

Zuckerman, who’s served as the senior vice president at the League of Conservation Voters since 2007 and was the executive director of the Federation of State Conservation Voter Leagues and Washington Conservation Voters, credits his career in environmental advocacy and politics to his time at Evergreen College.

“Evergreen is in my blood and has been a part of my family for decades. The core values (at the college) haven’t changed,” Zuckerman said. “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 term began April 1 and his first board meeting is May 8.





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