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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Board of Trustees

The Renton Technical College Board of Trustees holds monthly public meetings, at 3 p.m. 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 served as staff for the office of Congressman Adam Smith for 12 years and was District Director from 2015-2018. She was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives, 47th Legislative District in 2018. She currently serves as Vice Chair on the College and Workforce Development Committee, and Vice Chair on the Black Members Caucus. Debra served as a former Board member on both the Neighborhood House and Kent Youth and Family Services. While attending Highline College, Debra was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She transferred to Seattle University where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. 

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 as well as representing the Asian community on various education-related committees and work groups. She was formerly a public education teacher and Human and Civil Rights Program Coordinator at the Washington Education Association. Frieda is also involved with various community-based organizations, including 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. Bishop Unti is now retired after serving 6 years as Bishop of Northwest Washington Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Rev. Unti was previously employed by the ELCA for 41 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 is District Secretary-Treasurer for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 751 in Seattle, Washington. Susan attended Bellevue College. She currently serves on a variety of community organizations: RTC Foundation Board of Directors; Commissioner, King County Housing Authority; King County Council Board member; SBCTC Workforce Training Customer Advisory Committee; Board member Puget Sound Labor Agency; IAM&AW Delegate to the AFL-CIO; and Organizer for the Fight for Sight Fun Run for Guide Dogs of America. 

Tyler Page

(Member since: 2009; Term: 2009 - 2018 Tyler continues to serve until a replacement is appointed by the Governor’s office) 

Was appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2009. Tyler has been employed as a computer system administrator, programmer and data analyst for 28 years by Trojan Litho, a Renton company specializing in the manufacturing of high-end printed packaging. He is an active participant of the 47th District Democrats, a volunteer at the Kent Food Bank, King County Citizens Elections Oversight Committee, and active in the Association of College Trustees (ACT) in both leadership and Legislative Action Committee.