Kent resident appointed to Green River College Board of Trustees

Gov. Jay Inslee selects Jennifer Robson Ramirez to serve five-year term

Jennifer Robson Ramirez

Jennifer Robson Ramirez

Kent resident Jennifer Robson Ramirez was appointed in September by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Green River College Board of Trustees.

Ramirez Robson is the director of resident services at King County Housing Authority where she guides the work of several strategic and program initiatives to improve the quality of life for residents and their communities, according to the Green River College website. Many of these initiatives seek to understand and strengthen the connections between housing and health care, employment and more.

Green River’s main campus is in Auburn with branch campuses in downtown Kent, Auburn and Enumclaw.

Ramirez Robson earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Southern New Hampshire University and has 20-plus years of leadership experience across private, nonprofit and government sectors. She replaces Linda Cowan, whose term ended after 10 years of service.

“Trustee Ramirez Robson brings a wealth of experience working with nonprofit and governmental organizations to the position,” Board Chair Arlene Pierini said. “We look forward to working with our new colleague as we start the school year.”

Ramirez Robson will be introduced during the Oct. 15 Board of Trustees meeting at 4:30 p.m., which will be held virtually via Zoom.

“She will be a strong addition to our outstanding board and I look forward to our work together on behalf of our students and communities Green River serves,” Green River President Suzanne Johnson said. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Linda Cowan for her service to Green River as a trustee. Her stewardship, dedication to public service and commitment to Green River’s mission is greatly appreciated.”

The other members of the five-member board, who are appointed by the governor to five-year terms, include Pierini, of Auburn, former executive director of Communities in Schools of Auburn; Elaine Chu, of Maple Valley, senior philanthropic advisor for the Seattle Foundation; Sharonne Navas, of Kent, co-founder and executive director of the Equity in Education Coalition; and Jackie Boschok, of Kent, president of the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans and a member of the Board of Directors for Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action.

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