Olympia, WA--Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed a deeply experienced public servant and Evergreen graduate, Miguel Pérez-Gibson, to serve as a new member of The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees.
Pérez-Gibson’s public service to the people of Washington includes 22 years as a field forester and later as a top official at the Department of Natural Resources, five years as an advisor to the House Democratic caucus, and previously as legislative affairs director for Gov. Inslee.
“It’s been my pleasure and privilege to work with Miguel on a variety of state policy issues over the years,” said Evergreen Board of Trustees Chair and former state Sen. Karen Fraser. “He will bring a wealth of experience and richness of perspective to the board.”
Pérez-Gibson’s education includes an associate of science degree from Peninsula College, a BA focusing on Native American studies at Evergreen, and a master’s in psychology from Saint Martin’s University. He is a licensed mental health counselor who has a private practice in Olympia, and is active as a musician and singer.
“In our ever-changing world, the learning model at Evergreen prepares students to make a meaningful impact,” said Pérez-Gibson, whose daughter also graduated from the college. “I’m looking forward to serving on the board, with a great team and an able leader in Karen Fraser.”
Evergreen President George Bridges sees Pérez-Gibson’s career as part of a proud tradition for Evergreen graduates.
“Miguel brings a career rich with knowledge of and experience in dedicated public service,” said Bridges. “He is an exemplar of how Evergreen graduates contribute immensely to the public good.”