Citlaly Ramirez has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.
“Citlaly Ramirez is an outstanding student leader who will bring a valuable perspective to the WWU Board of Trustees,” Inslee said. “Her leadership and service on behalf of students will help ensure they continue to receive the excellent education for which Western is so well known.”
Ramirez will serve as student trustee on Western’s Board of Trustees from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
“Having thoughtful and engaged student leadership on the Board of Trustees is invaluable to achieving our goals with respect to student success and the quality of the student experience,” said Western President Sabah Randhawa. “Citlaly’s diverse experience personally, academically, and professionally at Western will make her an especially strong Board member. I’m looking forward to working with her, and grateful for her willingness to serve in the role.”
Ramirez, a junior, is seeking a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, along with minors in Marketing and Theatre. She is a recipient of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship and works for the WWU Foundation as a Student Ambassador and as a Student Engagement manager in the same office. She is trilingual – in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. She was a speaker at the 2017 Geek Wire Summit where Microsoft President Brad Smith introduced her. In 2018, she traveled to Olympia to testify in support of House Bill 1488 (to expand College Bound Scholarship program to DACA and Washington Dream Act students).
“It is a great honor to have been selected for this position and I am excited to serve and work with the students of Western Washington University,” Ramirez said. “I hope to work toward creating an inclusive, and transparent environment on campus in collaboration with our amazing Board of Trustees.”