May 28, 2020  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Board of Trustees

The Renton Technical College Board of Trustees holds public meetings monthly in the Board Room of the Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, Building I, Room 202. Meetings are typically not held in July and August.

Debra Entenman

(Member since: 2015)

(Term: 2015 - 2020)

Was appointed to the Board of Trustees in July 2015. Debra is employed in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Field Representative for Congressman Adam Smith in Washington’s 9th District. She has worked in this position for the last nine years. Debra also serves on the Neighborhood House Board of Trustees representing strong leadership in fulfilling the mission of Neighborhood House. In 2003, Debra graduated from Seattle University with a B.A. in Political Science and was a member of the National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa.

Frieda Takamura

(Member since: 2015)

(Term: 2015 - 2020)

Was appointed to the Board of Trustees in November 2015. Frieda is currently serving on the Washington Education Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee. Frieda is also involved with various community-based organizations, including the Wing Luke Museum, the Puget Sound Advocates for retired Americans, and the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition. Frieda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Washington.

Kirby Unti

(Member since: 2009)

(Term: 2009 - 2022)

Was appointed to the Board of Trustees in December 2009. In 2013, Rev. Unti was elected to a six-year term as Bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Rev. Unti has been employed by the ELCA for 31 years, serving St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in the Renton Highlands. He holds a B.A. in Speech and Communication from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Theology from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Susan Palmer

(Member since: 2011)

(Term: 2011 - 2021)

Was appointed to the Board of Trustees in October 2011. Susan works for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 751 in Seattle, Washington. Originally hired by Boeing in 1986 she soon became an active member of her union and after serving as a union steward as well as holding several positions within her local lodge, she was elected to serve as a full-time Business Representative in 1996. In 2006 she was elected to and currently serves as the District Secretary-Treasurer.

Tyler Page

(Member since: 2009)

(Term: 2009 - 2018)

Was appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2009. Tyler has been employed for 23 years by AllpakTrojan, a Renton company specializing in the manufacture of high-end printed packaging, displays and point-of-purchase systems, as a computer system administrator, programmer and data analyst.