ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire recently selected Central Washington University political science senior Logan Bahr to serve a one-year student trustee appointment on CWU’s Board of Trustees. His first official meeting will be Oct. 1 at CWU-Moses Lake, and he will serve until June 30, 2011.
The Tacoma native will graduate this spring and is considering law school. During his time at CWU, he’s traveled to several countries, including China, Lebanon, Syria, Israel and Jordan.
He just returned from northwest rural China about a month ago where he studied the relationship between different ethnic groups and the government under the mentorship of CWU History Professor James Cook.
As a student trustee, Bahr, 21, hopes to serve as a good source of student information for the other trustees.
“I want to be an open, accessible trustee that provides a helpful student perspective,” Bahr said. “I have the advantage of being on campus every day, whereas the other trustees don’t.”
During his first year at CWU in 2007, Bahr worked with student government assisting with voter registration and education for the 2008 elections. As a sophomore, he worked in the President’s Office for former Chief Planning Officer, Libby Street, as the executive intern. They worked on a number of projects, notably two federal proposals for a bio-waste boiler and a multi-modal transportation hub.
That same year he spent a quarter living in Olympia lobbying for higher education issues on behalf of CWU students with the Washington Student Association.
During his junior year he spent four months living in Amman, Jordan, studying Arabic and regional politics at the University of Jordan. Upon his return he served on the ASCWU Board of Directors as executive vice president, working heavily with the Student Services and Activity Fee Committee.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Logan and have found him to be an exceptionally bright and articulate person,” said CWU President James L. Gaudino. “I look forward to working with him on the Board of Trustees.”
To learn more about the CWU Board of Trustees, visit www.cwu.edu/~board.