Office of the President

Thoughts from President George Bridges, and information about his time here at Evergreen.

Evergreen student recognized for helping others choose a new path after incarceration.

Every year nearly 600,000 people are released from prisons in the United States. Once out, their success varies widely. For some, release is a revolving door. Many end up back in prison for new crimes within a year.

But others go on to find jobs, create stable lives, and never return. And one path to that successful outcome is to complete a college degree.

Thoughts on campus free speech

Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty,

President Trump signed an executive order March 21 tying federal funding for colleges to free-speech protections. 

Evergreen champions free speech. Our college is a place where students, faculty and staff engage in intense discussions, sharing widely different views and perspectives. This tradition originated with our founding 50 years ago, and remains very much alive today.

Thoughts from President George Bridges

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Last week’s hateful murder of worshippers in a New Zealand mosque is an assault on all of us. 

Evergreen’s special relationship with New Zealand can be traced in the beautiful lines of the Fiber Arts Studio and is embedded in our hearts. As we grieve for the victims, we must not give into anger and despair. We must step forward to support our Muslim students, faculty and staff. 

2019 Snow Day

Letter from the President Regarding Weather Closure

Dear Evergreen Families and Friends,

The storms that hit all of Western Washington over the past four days have proven a challenge for every major community from Bellingham (near the Canadian border) south to Vancouver on Washington’s border with Oregon. As the weekend unfolded, the snow became increasingly heavy and wet, causing branches and entire trees all around Puget Sound to fall. These collapsed power lines throughout the region.

A Message from Evergreen President George Bridges

Greetings. I am pleased and honored to serve as Evergreen’s sixth president. 

While I still have much to learn about the College, its culture and people, I am enthusiastic about Evergreen’s unique role—on both the regional and national levels—as a public, interdisciplinary liberal arts college.