Board of Trustees

The University’s Governing Body


The Board of Trustees has broad responsibilities to supervise, coordinate, manage and regulate Eastern Washington University (see RCW 28B.35.120). Charged to hold the institution accountable for implementation of initiatives, programs and facilities, the Board is responsible for employment of the president (see RCW 28B.35.120.). The Board is composed of eight members, including one student.

Appointed by the governor, trustees serve six-year terms. Student Board members serve a one-year term. We welcome your attendance and participation at any of our meetings!

Contact Us


For inquiries or to invite the board to an event:

Board of Trustees
214 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA, 99004
boardoftrustees@ewu.edu

Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees
cmbennett@ewu.edu

Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Agenda Minutes
Feb. 23, 2018 Feb. 23, 2018
May 11, 2018 May 11, 2018
June 28, 2018 June 28, 2018
July 12 and 13, 2018 July 12 and 13, 2018
October 5, 2018 October 5, 2018
December 7, 2018 December 7, 2018
Agenda Minutes
Jan. 16, 2001
Jan. 26, 2001 Jan. 26, 2001
March 2, 2001 March 2, 2001
April 6, 2001 April 6, 2001
May 18, 2001 May 18, 2001
May 31, 2001 May 31, 2001 (Special Meeting)
June 22, 2001 June 22, 2001
Aug. 24, 2001 Aug. 24, 2001
Sept. 28, 2001 Sept. 28, 2001
Oct. 26, 2001 Oct. 26, 2001
Dec. 6, 2001
Dec. 7, 2001 Dec. 7, 2001
Agenda Minutes
Jan. 7, 2000
Jan. 28, 2000 Jan. 28, 2000
Feb. 25, 2000 Feb.25, 2000
March 23, 2000 March 23, 2000 (Special Meeting)
April 7, 2000 April 7, 2000
May 19, 2000 May 19, 2000
June 23, 2000 June 23, 2000
July 3, 2000 July 3, 2000 (Special Meeting)
Aug. 25, 2000 Aug. 25, 2000
Sept. 15, 2000
Sept. 22, 2000 Sept. 22, 2000
Oct. 27, 2000 Oct. 27, 2000
Dec. 1, 2000 Dec. 1, 2000
Agenda Minutes
Jan. 22, 1999 Jan. 22, 1999
Feb. 26, 1999 Feb. 26, 1999
April 2, 1999 April 2, 1999
May 11, 1999 May 11, 1999 (Special Meeting)
May 21, 1999 May 21, 1999
June 25, 1999 June 25, 1999
July 23, 1999 July 23, 1999
Sept. 24, 1999 Sept. 24, 1999
Oct. 22, 1999 Oct. 22, 1999
Nov. 19, 1999
Dec. 3, 1999 Dec. 3, 1999

2018 Board Meeting Dates & Times

Feb. 23
Regular Board Meeting Approximately 1-3 p.m. Tawanka 215 B&C
*Board Committee of the Whole meets the morning of the Regular Board Meeting

May 11
Regular Board Meeting Approximately 1-3 p.m. Spokane Riverpoint Campus
*Board Committee of the Whole meets the morning of the Regular Board Meeting

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June 28
Telephonic Meeting Approximately 11 a.m.-noon

July 12 & 13
Retreat & Regular Board Meeting Approximately 10 a.m., July 13. Suncadia Resort. Cle Elum, WA

Oct. 5
Regular Board Meeting Approximately 1-3 p.m. Tawanka 215 B&C
*Board Committee of the Whole meets the morning of the Regular Board Meeting

Dec. 7
Regular Board Meeting Approximately 1-3 p.m. Tawanka 215 B&C
*Board Committee of the Whole meets the morning of the Regular Board Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions


The Board receives email at boardoftrustees@ewu.edu. Or, please write to:

Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees
214 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA, 99004

The president of the university is the secretary to the Board. Therefore, you may contact the president at president@ewu.edu or the executive assistant to the president and Board of trustees at cmbennett@ewu.edu.

The Board is charged to hold accountable the institution with regards to implementation of initiatives, programs, facilities and is responsible for employment of the president. See RCW 28B.35.120.

Electronic invitations are encouraged and preferred. Please send to the Board’s executive assistant, Chandalin Bennett, at cmbennett@ewu.edu.

The agenda and supporting documents are available on the Board website approximately one week before a Board meeting.

Committee of the whole is an open meeting. It provides Board members the opportunity to see presentations or attend work sessions in order to be informed about various university topics.

Executive session is a closed session and the topics discussed are limited to specific topics as permitted by law.