Don Barbieri, a lifelong community development advocate in the Pacific Northwest, is the newest member of the Washington State University Board of Regents. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment today.
“Don Barbieri has spent the majority of his professional and personal career working to improve the quality of life for Washingtonians and other residents of the Pacific Northwest,” Inslee said. “He will be a great addition to the board of regents of our state’s land-grant research university.”
Barbieri’s five-year term begins immediately. He succeeds Regent Connie Niva of Everett, who completed her second five-year term in September.
“Regent Niva served Washington State University and the state of Washington with great distinction during her time on the board, and I thank her for that,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. “I welcome Mr. Barbieri to the WSU family and look forward to working with him.”