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The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees voted today to officially name Dr. John Carmichael as the college’s interim president, and Dr. Dexter Gordon as the college’s executive vice president.
The board approved a two-year contract with Carmichael as interim president at an annual salary of $305,400; they also approved a contract with Gordon as executive vice president with an annual salary of $250,000.
“We are thrilled to have two eminent leaders in these key roles,” said Board Chair Karen Fraser.
This week, the Evergreen State College will celebrate the Class of 2021's 794 Greeners!
Our celebrations have already begun with small group and program graduations, and will end with virtual commencement ceremonies for the Olympia and Tacoma campuses on June 11 and 12.
Evergreen’s Olympia virtual commencement takes place on Friday, June 11 from 1 pm to 3 pm. This year’s commencement features:
Olympia, WA--The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees announced today their intent to negotiate contracts with Dr. John Carmichael to serve as the college’s interim president, and with Dr. Dexter Gordon as executive vice president.
“It’s vital that Evergreen have interim leadership to advance our strategic plans at an energetic pace,” said Board of Trustees Chair Karen Fraser, a retired Washington state senator and former Evergreen adjunct faculty.
Olympia, WA -- The Evergreen State College announced today that students, staff, and faculty will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to the beginning of the fall quarter for 2021.
The college’s goal is to safely bring as much in-person learning back to the campus as public health conditions allow when the 2021-22 school year begins on September 27, 2021.
“Requiring vaccinations will enable us to provide even richer in-person educational experiences for our students in the fall,” said Evergreen President George Bridges.
At a special meeting on May 5, the Evergreen Board of Trustees announced their three current candidates for the role of president have dropped out of consideration, after extensive rounds of interviews.
They then passed a motion to begin a process to appoint an interim leader for the college beginning July 1, while they continue their search for Evergreen’s permanent president.
“It’s a surprise and disappointment,” said Board of Trustees Chair Karen Fraser, a retired Washington state senator and former Evergreen adjunct faculty.
Dear Evergreen Community,
Derek Chauvin’s conviction Tuesday on all counts in the murder of George Floyd marks the latest chapter in our ongoing national reckoning on race and policing.
Our relief that justice prevailed in this case does not reverse the fact that George Floyd was murdered by a police officer. The nation witnessed as Floyd’s life ebbed away on the pavement. The video that helped convict Chauvin also starkly exposed the ingrained systemic injustice still very much present in our country.