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A Message from the Board of Trustees
Dr. Lynette Jones, 2016-2017 LWTech Board of Trustees Chair
Each year, over 6,500 students come to LWTech to transform their lives. Each of those students has a story, and a journey that led them to further their education. As members of the Board of Trustees, we take great pride in the work going on at the college. Our collaboration with the LWTech Foundation Board of Directors, and LWTech President, Dr.
diversity and inclusion work; data dashboards; the leadership development program (LEADS); the new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) programs; and the LWTech Foundation. There really are so many great initiatives going on at the college.
The Trustees have the great honor to recognize students and faculty for their achievements. We were pleased to honor our Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team and Washington State Association of College Trustees Transforming Lives Award student nominees. It was also a great pleasure to award tenure to six deserving faculty members.
It is a privilege to work alongside the faculty and staff of LWTech.
2016-2017 Board of Trustees
Dr. Lynette D. Jones, Chair Bruce J. Reid, Vice Chair Anne Hamilton Darrell S. Mitsunaga
Morrison Goings, provides the opportunity for us to share news from the college with the community when we’re meeting with business leaders, or when we’re down in Olympia meeting with legislators.
As part of our commitment to provide leadership through governance of the college, we regularly hear inspiring stories from our students, faculty and staff. This past year, we heard updates from many areas around the college, including: the Adult Basic Education (ABE); English as
a Second Language (ESL); Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST); Funeral Services Education programs; enrollment trends; the strategic plan; equity,
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity both as an educational institution and as an employer. The college provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The college complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in employment, educational programs and admissions, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act and the state law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW.
LWTech is an open enrollment college open to all persons 18 years or older or those with a High School diploma or equivalent. LWTech o ers over 100 degree and certi cate options in programs leading to direct employment and provides English language courses to ensure those with limited English language skills will be able to participate.
Inquiries regarding compliance procedures and complaints may be directed to the college’s A rmative Action O cer: Meena Park, Executive Director, Human Resources, A rmative Action O cer/Title IX Coordinator, 11605 132nd AVE NE, Kirkland, WA 98034, (425) 739-8212, Washington Relay (TRS) 711.
The contents of this publication were developed with funds from the Carl D. Perkins Act. Any opinions,  ndings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily re ect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF). (NSF DUE #1458583 and NSF DUE #1502032)
Credits: Photos: Jen Boyer, Sarah Chandler, Kimberly Goddard, Stewart Isett, Michael Mussman and LWTech Sta . Editor/Writer: Leslie Shattuck. Design: Kimberly Goddard. Writer: Sarah Chandler.
A special thank you to LWTech and LWTech Foundation sta  for their help in the creation of the 2016-2017 Annual Report; and to the students and faculty who through their awards, achievements and amazing lives we are able to celebrate them today!

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