Council of Presidents is a voluntary Washington State association comprising of the Presidents for the six public baccalaureate degree granting college and universities.  Council of Presidents provides a forum for the Presidents and other institutional groups to meet and share common interests about higher education in Washington. We foster coordination and collaboration among the public baccalaureate institutions as well as with other partners in the boarder education community.

The Chair of The Council of Presidentsrotates annually among the member institutions.

2012 Chair of the Council of Presidents

COP Staff

The Council of Presidents staff is responsible for coordinating interinstitutional matters with appropriate state agencies and for providing staff coordination with the array of interinstitutional committees established under Council of Presidents. Council of Presidents maintains a small office in Olympia, Washington. 

Current COP staff:

      • Michael Reilly, Executive Director
      • Paul Francis, Associate Director
      • Laurel le Noble, Policy Associate
      • Anne Rowe, Administrative Assistant

In The News

JUST FIX IT | Losing kids on the path to prosperityWashington state's educational system is imperiled by the Legislature's failure to prioritize learning from cradle to college. Skimping on the prekindergarten budget, cutting the K-12 system without reforming it and draining funding from higher education are shortsighted budget decisions that threaten our economic future.
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Highlights of Obama's $3.8 trillion budget
Highlights of the 2013 budget that President Barack Obama sent to Congress on Monday:
2/14/2012, The Associated Press
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