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Governor Jay Inslee appoints two new Cascadia College board members

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced his appointment of two new members to Cascadia College’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Colleen Ponto and Dr. Meghan Quint will fill two open seats.
Dr. Colleen Ponto (left) and Dr. Meghan Quint. Photos courtesy of Cascadia College.

From a September 27, 2019, Cascadia College news release.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced his appointment of two new members to Cascadia College’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Colleen Ponto and Dr. Meghan Quint will fill two open seats.

Current Board Chair, Dr. Julie Miller, will be stepping down after 10 years of service, and Ms. Nancee Hofmeister is relocating to Michigan.  

Dr. Ponto, a resident of Kenmore, is a leadership and organizational effectiveness consultant working to address complex changes at Providence St. Joseph Health. She has been instrumental in community activities including environmental education efforts at St. Edwards State Park.

Dr. Ponto brings considerable experience in higher education including service as a faculty member at Seattle University and as a Dean at Pinchot University.   

Dr. Quint is a resident of Bothell who recently accepted an adjunct teaching role at Cascadia College’s co-located partner, University of Washington, Bothell. She is involved in the community including membership on the advisory board for Snohomish County Tomorrow.

Dr. Quint is Director of Strategy Management for Premera Blue Cross, and this experience will serve Cascadia well as the College begins its next accreditation cycle and continues developing its strategic plan. 

“Both of these candidates bring valuable expertise, show a great enthusiasm for Cascadia, and are genuinely aligned with our mission,” said Cascadia College’s president, Dr. Eric Murray.

Drs. Ponto and Quint will join real estate agent and local leader Roy Captain (Board Vice Chair), Mike Kelly of ASKO Processing, Inc., and Janet McDaniel of PEMCO on Cascadia’s five-member board.
 

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