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Governor names new WSU student regent

By Darin Watkins, WSU News

Washington State University’s Rafael Pruneda has been appointed as the student member of the WSU Board of Regents for the 2012–2013 academic year. His selection as WSU’s fifteenth student regent was announced this week by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The appointment runs through June 30, 2013.

“I’m extremely proud to have the opportunity to serve the WSU,” Pruneda said of his appointment. “Being involved in student government and various student organizations has given me the knowledge and ability to communicate with my constituents. I look forward to voicing student concerns and ideas to the current board of regents.”

Born and raised in Othello, Wash., Pruneda followed his two sisters to WSU: Iliana in animal science, and Ana Maria in chemical engineering. Awarded a bachelor’s degree in history, Pruneda is working on a second degree in comparative ethnic studies, with minors in English and global studies.  Continue story →

Apostle retires, Yeomans named Puyallup superintendent

Tony Apostle

After 37 years in public education, Washington State University alumnus Tony Apostle retired as superintendent of the Puyallup School District. Apostle joined the district in 1990 and was appointed superintendent in 2004. During his time at WSU, Apostle earned his master’s degree in educational administration in 1979 and his D.Ed. in elementary and secondary education in 1989.

More on Apostle’s retirement from the Puyallup School District.

Timothy Yeomans
Timothy Yeomans

The new Puyallup superintendent is another WSU alumnus: Timothy Yeomans. At WSU Yeomans earned his bachelor’s in education, health and physical education in 1986 and his master’s in history, ancient and modern Europe. Yeomans served as the superintendent of Meridian School District in Bellingham before moving to the Puyallup School District.

Read the full article on Yeomans in the Tacoma News Tribune.

[Revised 2/22/2013]