New student trustee appointed; Dyami Allen begins term

March 15, 2005

OLYMPIA, WA -- Evergreen State College senior Dyami Allen has been appointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire to serve on the college's board of trustees. Allen's term began March 10 and he will serve until his successor is appointed after this academic year.

Born in New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation, Allen came to Evergreen from his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002 and studies law and philosophy.

"I'm looking forward to serving my fellow students and the citizens of Washington state as a member of the board of trustees, and I feel honored to be selected by Gov. Gregoire," Allen said. He said he is particularly interested in the college's growth and maintaining Evergreen's core values throughout the college's long-term expansion.

He also says one of his responsibilities is to work at building open lines of communication between the college administration and students.

A resident of Olympia, Allen, 23, is active with the Thurston-San Tomas Sister-County Assoc., a member of the Evergreen Native Student Alliance, and Student Activities productions. During the 2003-2004 academic year, Allen served as a member of the Student Services & Activities Fee Allocation Board.

Allen intends on pursuing a graduate degree in philosophy as well as his law degree.