Governor Inslee Appoints Kirkland Business Owner to Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

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Kirkland, Wash. – Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Laura Wildfong to the Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). Wildfong’s term will run from August 2017 until September 2021.

 Wildfong has been a member of the LWTech Foundation Board of Directors for five years and has served as president for over a year. Under her leadership, the Foundation has more than doubled the amount of funds raised for student scholarships, revitalized the Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast event, initiated a stewardship program, and significantly enhanced the Foundation’s technology infrastructure to better serve students and donors.

 A longtime supporter of the LWTech Environmental Horticulture program, Wildfong generously funds the Jim Colman Horticulture Scholarship in memory of her father. The Jim Colman Horticulture Scholarship pays full tuition for an Environmental Horticultural student each quarter.

 “Laura Wildfong has a long history of supporting LWTech and our students. She has given tirelessly to the college, through her work with the LWTech Foundation, and her new commitment as a member of our Board of Trustees will be positively felt for years,” comments Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, president of LWTech.


About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.