New Evergreen student trustee begins term

September 20, 2006

A 27-year-old  Evergreen student studying fine arts, ecology and agriculture has been appointed student trustee at The Evergreen State College by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Evergreen senior Jay Carmony began his one-year term in August, and says he's excited to serve on the college's board of trustees.

"Evergreen has changed my life for the positive, and I wanted to be a part of something larger than myself in order to give back," Carmony says. 

Carmony says his goals as a member of the board include serving as an effective communication link between the board of trustees and the developing student government, as well  as p roviding important feedback to the board.

Carmony graduated from high school in 1997 in Wooster, Ohio and began studying geology at Ohio State Univ. He found Evergreen through national rankings the college received and noticed  the positive  media attention that Evergreen garners.

"You can't always find cross subject learning and conventional universities.I left Ohio State and came to the school that I always wanted to go to," Carmony said.

Carmony currently lives in Olympia and volunteers at Left Foot Organics, a non-profit "working farm" that supports individuals who are disabled.

The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees is an eight-member governing board appointed by the governor, and provides the college with its long-term strategic leadership.

The BOT directs Evergreen into the future, initiates policy and delegates authority to the president, who reports to the board.

The Evergreen State College is Washington state's nationally known public liberal arts and sciences college. Located in Olympia, Washington, the college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, as well three master's level degrees. The college's enrollment is nearly 4500.