Release Date: April 2, 2009
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Betty Cobbs Appointed to Everett Community College Board of Trustees
EVERETT, WA – Gov. Christine Gregoire has appointed Betty Cobbs to Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees.
Cobbs, of Everett, is currently Director of Human Resources, focusing on K-12 Teacher Development and Recruitment. She has worked in Everett public schools for more than 30 years, spending the first nine years of her career as a classroom teacher before moving into administration and serving as a school principal for 25 years.
“Dr. Cobbs is an outstanding addition to our Board of Trustees,” EvCC President David Beyer said. “We welcome her, and honor the service of outgoing board member Carlos Veliz, who provided outstanding leadership as a board member for four years.”
Veliz, president and owner of Professional CAD Services, co-founded Snohomish County’s Students of Color Career Conference and has been active in many college and community events.
Cobbs’ term is from 2009 through 2014.
“I feel honored to be appointed to Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees and am really looking forward to learning about higher education by working with my fellow board members and participating in board activities and training opportunities,” Cobbs said.
Cobbs has a bachelor’s degree in education and master's degree in administration from Western Washington University and a doctorate degree from the University of Washington in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
She is a Civil Service Commissioner for the city of Everett and a member of the board of directors for Volunteers of America Western Washington. In 1993, she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Business & Professional Women, Inc. of Snohomish County. She has also served as a member of boards for the Imagine Children’s Museum, Everett Parks and Recreation, Northwest Regional Educational Lab, Everett Performing Arts Theater, Everett Youth Symphony, Luther Child Center and PTA.