About the Council

The Council of Presidents (COP) is a voluntary 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

First UW Tacoma graduate to be awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarship

Garcia applied to the Fulbright program to go to Mexico. After a lengthy application process, including submitting written statements and letters of reference, a language evaluation and interviews, she was accepted as an alternate for the Mexico program. In July, she was given the opportunity to go to Brazil instead, which she happily accepted.

09/17/2015 | Kent Reporter


Army veterinary chief to receive top WSU alumni award

Brig. Gen. John L. Poppe, chief of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, will receive the 2015 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington State University’s highest alumni honor.

09/14/2015 | WSU News


Honoring Dr. Elson Floyd