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


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

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

July 12 & 13
Retreat & Regular Board Meeting. Approximately 8 a.m., July 13. Suncadia Resort. Cle Elum, WA

September 26 
Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees. 8 a.m., Telephonic Meeting, Cheney Campus

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

Download the agenda

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.

A request for any meeting agenda or meeting minutes that are not currently linked on our website can be submitted to boardoftrustees@ewu.edu.

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.