Governor Inslee Appoints Former CEO of Evergreenhealth to Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees


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

Kirkland, Wash. – Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Robert (Bob) Malte to the Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). Malte’s term begins in October, 2018.

Malte is the CEO Emeritus of EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Wash., serving as its CEO for more than eight years. During his tenure at EvergreenHealth, he was responsible for the leadership of all aspects of EvergreenHealth’s purpose, mission and vision. He retired as CEO in August 2018 to pursue a long-held aspiration to teach healthcare management at the graduate level. He recently joined the faculty of UW’s Masters of Health Administration (MHA) program as a Clinical Associate Professor and Practitioner in Residence.

In addition to serving as a Trustee for LWTech, Malte has served on several area boards, including the Washington State Hospital Association Board on which he recently completed his term as Chair, the First Choice Health Board, and the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Board. He also served on the Seattle Executive Steering Committee for the American Heart and Stroke Association Heart Walk, including being co-chair for the 2016 Heart Walk.

Malte earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ripon College and his MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. In 2016, he was awarded an honorary Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Public Health from Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

“Bob has been a great advocate of the students, faculty and staff of LWTech for many years, by serving on the President’s Advisory Council, as well as being LWTech’s 2016 Commencement speaker. He has a strong understanding of the college, and the needs of our community and area businesses. The Trustees and I look forward to working with him, in this new capacity,” comments Darrell Mitsunaga, Chair, LWTech Board of Trustees. Malte replaces longtime Trustee Bruce Reid, who cycled off the board last month. Reid spent more than a decade as a Trustee for the 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.