For what is believed to be the first time in the university’s history, Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees are meeting somewhere other than Bellingham.
The meeting location? Poulsbo.
On April 20, the board met at WWU Center at Olympic College, where the topic of the day was “Western’s Extended Education: Today and Tomorrow.” Day two, the board met in Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort’s Deer Hall, where the board is scheduled to select a contractor for construction of the ethnic students center; approve tuition, fees, housing and dining rates; and discuss the SEA Discovery Center transfer agreement.
The fact that the board is meeting here points to Poulsbo’s emergence as an epicenter of education on the peninsulas, where four-year degree studies are becoming increasingly convenient for residents of Bainbridge Island, Jefferson County and points in between.