About the Council

The Council of Presidents (COP) is an association of Washington’s six public baccalaureate degree granting college and universities.  Located in Olympia, WA, COP strives to be a common voice for the public baccalaureate sector and the most respected and trusted resource for decision makers on issues affecting public higher education. COP serves as the coordinating role for a number of initiatives and activities common to the public baccalaureate institutions, fostering coordination and collaboration among the public baccalaureates as well as with other educational partners, both in Washington and nationally.


Each year on July 1 a different president assumes the role of COP chair. The chairs of all COP committees also rotate on the same schedule. Below are the current members of the Council of Presidents.

Council of Presidents Staff

COP News


The Evergreen State College and City of Tenino partner to provide opportunities for Master of Public Administration students

Approximately 20 students from the Evergreen State College (TESC) Master of Public
Administration (MPA) program are participating in a ‘first of its kind’ partnership between TESC and the City of Tenino to provide a ‘learning laboratory’ for the students.

10/2016 | COP News


WSU to study how parents can best support their college-student kids

A new study will help researchers discover the best ways for parents to support their children in college.

10/2016 | Katherine Long, The Seattle Times




Honoring Dr. Elson Floyd