Board Governance is a two-course sequence that introduces students to board membership and governance through an apprenticeship and engaging academic inquiry. Each student is matched with a nonprofit organization where the student serves as an apprentice board member, with a regular board member serving as a mentor.
The course starts in Winter Quarter and continues through Spring Quarter. Approximately 30 students engage on the boards of local nonprofit organizations, and talk about the principles of good governance as they apply at the organizations with which students are engaged.
Many thanks to our committee of community volunteers who help to recruit and screen agencies, and offer advice for the continual development and improvement of the course curriculum. This community effort serves to make this course one-of-a-kind in undergraduate education and an engaging experience for our students.
|Rick Carr, Committee Chair||Community Volunteer|
|Holly Bamford||Bamford Foundation|
|Sandy Beachler||Community Volunteer|
|Linda Ishem||UW Tacoma, Urban Studies|
|Bev Losey||Brown & Brown Insurance|
|Gary Nomensen||Puget Sound Energy|
|David Parent||Key Bank|
|Don Rennegarbe||Engquist Rennegarbe Associates|
|Ken Ristine||Ben B. Cheney Foundation|
|Greg Tanbara||Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department|
|Erica Tucci||Tacoma Public Utilities|
|Jim Walton||Community Volunteer|
|Scott Winship||Vandeberg, Johnson and Gandara|
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