Ann Daley, vice president for finance and administration at The Evergreen State College, will retire October 15 after almost four years at Evergreen. Daley’s four years at Evergreen is only a small part of her notable 33-year career in government and public service. While she is retiring from the public sector, Daley plans to remain active with part-time professional consulting, meditation, and teaching.
Evergreen President Thomas L. “Les” Purce commented on the depth of Daley’s commitment to the State of Washington: “Ann’s career in public service is a tremendous contribution to the citizens of Washington…all of us will miss her quick smile and down-to-earth approach to life.”
Daley’s knowledge of higher education policy and public administration is significant. During her time at Evergreen, Daley was a key part of the development of the new Seminar II building.
Prior to Daley’s appointment at Evergreen in January of 2001, she served as director of the Environmental Hearings Office, was the first woman named as director of the Office of Financial Management, and was assistant state treasurer. Daley also served as Executive Director of the Higher Education Coordinating Board, and served Govs. Booth Gardner and Gary Locke as a senior policy adviser. Daley was elected in 2003 to the Group Health Cooperative Board of Trustees, where she currently serves.