Gov. Jay Inslee announced his appointment of two new members to Cascadia College’s board of trustees, Dr. Colleen Ponto and Dr. Meghan Quint, who will fill two open seats.
Current board chair, Dr. Julie Miller, will be stepping down after 10 years of service, and Nancee Hofmeister is relocating to Michigan.
According to a press release, Ponto is resident of Kenmore and works as a leadership and organizational effectiveness consultant at Providence St. Joseph Health. She has been involved in community activities including environmental education efforts at Sain’t Edwards State Park. Ponto brings experience in higher education including service as a faculty member at Seattle University and as a dean at Pinchot University.
Quint is a resident of Bothell who recently accepted an adjunct teaching role at Cascadia College’s co-located partner, University of Washington Bothell, the release states. She is involved in the community including membership on the advisory board for Snohomish County Tomorrow. Quint is Director of strategy management for Premera Blue Cross.
“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, in the release.
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.