External and Government Relations

The office of the president manages state and federal government relations for Lake Washington Institute of Technology. The president along with her designees:

  • Advocate for LWTech and the community and technical college system by maintaining and building relationships with the Governorโ€™s office, legislators, elected officials from LWTechโ€™s service district, and partner agencies and organizations.
  • Support the legislative agenda for the community and technical college system.
  • Coordinate legislative engagement of college representatives.

Governer of Washington and LWTech President, along with several other bill participants. Advocacy partners include, but not limited to:

  • Association of Washington Business
  • Washington Business Alliance
  • Washington Technology Industry Association

Photo: signing of Bill 5640 granting technical colleges the ability to confer high school diplomas, 2017