Shippensburg University senior Stephen L. Washington Jr. is the newest member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors. Appointed by Governor Tom Wolf, the board establishes broad educational, fiscal and personnel policies and oversees the efficient management of the State System.

“It is an honor to assist the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) as it navigates through these historic times. I am excited and humbled by the appointment,” Washington said.

Washington, a graduate of Carson Long Military Academy, is a business management information systems major and military science minor. He began his time at Shippensburg University in the Academic Success Program (ASP) and has since served in several leadership roles across campus. He participated in the ROTC program, was an ASP peer leader, a resident assistant, and was the student-at-large member of the Shippensburg University Student Services Inc. (SUSSI). He served as the student member of the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees for the 2019-2020 academic year.