2021 – 2023 Operating Budget Requests

September 30, 2020

Evergreen has submitted our 2021 – 2023 Operating Budget requests!

The budget process for Evergreen starts in June after the Office of Financial Management (OFM) releases their budget instructions.

We recently submitted our requests to OFM, and now Governor Inslee will work with his staff to craft and release the Governor’s Budget in December. His budget will be used by House and Senate leaders as a guide, outlining his priorities for legislative consideration, as a compromise budget is ultimately written and passed at the end of the next session.

This fall, President Bridges and I will be advocating Governor Inslee on behalf of our budget priorities.

LGBTQ Commission event

Governor Inslee speaking at Evergreen’s LGBTQ Commission Celebration event in 2020

What did we ask for? – A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: Native Student Success

The Evergreen State College has consistently enrolled and graduated Indigenous students at a rate that, despite American Indian/Alaska Native students having the highest dropout rates in Washington, exceed other public higher education institutions in the state.

Our Native and Indigenous Programs promote Native student success through a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and public service programs:

  • Native Pathways Program
  • Native American and Indigenous Programs Path of Study
  • Master of Public Administration Program’s Tribal Governance concentration
  • The Longhouse

The Native Student Success decision package requests targeted support for a limited number of key staff and faculty positions that will build on Evergreen’s strengths to increase Native student success as an underserved population.

Did you know?

Evergreen is home to the first Longhouse on any college campus in the United States.

As a public service center of The Evergreen State College, the Longhouse’s mission is to promote Indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression, and economic development.