BC Student Appointed to State Council

Eric PattisonGov. Jay Inslee has appointed Eric Pattison, a Bellevue College engineering student, to serve as the student appointee on the nine-member Washington Student Achievement Council for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Legislature created the Council in July 2012 which provides strategic planning, oversight, advocacy, and programs to support increased student success and higher levels of educational attainment in Washington.

The Council is composed of five citizens as well as one representative from each of the state’s four major educational sectors, i.e. public four-year institutions, two-year community and technical colleges, independent nonprofit colleges, and K-12 schools.

Pattison says his experience within the K-12 system will help him advocate for students who, like himself, use resources like 504s and Individualized Educational Plans (IEP), which are plans developed to ensure that children with disabilities identified under the law receive specialized instruction and accommodations that will ensure their academic success.

“I want to take my experiences and put them to good use.” said Pattison.

As the student member, Pattison’s role is to actively and accurately represent student improvement opportunities while working with the Council and allied government workgroups to advance the student experience at all levels of education in Washington State.

Last Updated October 3, 2016