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
Phil Barrett, Board Chair
Appointed: March 2010. Trustee Barrett is a Retired Software Executive, is a strong supporter of public schools and volunteers at his children's school.
Shoubee Liaw, Board Vice 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.
Roger Olstad, Appointed: October 2006. Reappointed: October 2011. Trustee Olstad was a science education professor at the University of Washington from 1964 to 1995, a Boeing Endowed Professor from 1990-1995, worked as a consultant to numerous local, state, national and international groups and is a member of a number of advisory committees.
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.
Tayloe Washburn was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Shoreline Community College in November 2012.