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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [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. 

Jessica Norouzi

(Member since: 2022; Term: 2022-2023)

Was appointed to the Board of Trustees in July 2022. Jessica currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Advancement in the College of Education at the University of Washington. She also served as the Interim Executive Director of the Foundation for Seattle Colleges, as well as working in their Office of Strategic partnerships. Jessica holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington.




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.