A three-day Sunday to Tuesday institute from June 26-28, 2011, the GISS was held for 136 trustees and presidents from all 34 community and technical college in Washington State, along with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). The institute was held at the Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, WA.

Participants focused on effective governance policies leading to improvements of student outcomes, examined their board self-assessments and student success data under the guidance of GISS experts, and discussed commitments and next steps for their colleges and the state.

Participating colleges included:

  • Bates Technical College
  • Bellevue College
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Big Bend Community College
  • Cascadia Community College
  • Centralia College
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Everett Community College
  • Grays Harbor College
  • Green River Community College
  • Highline Community College
  • Lake Washington Technical College
  • Lower Columbia College
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Olympic College
  • Peninsula College
  • Pierce College
  • Renton Technical College
  • Seattle Community Colleges
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Skagit Valley College
  • South Puget Sound Community College
  • State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Walla Walla Community College
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Whatcom Community College
  • Yakima Valley Community College