Emily Yim will become the first Asian woman to lead the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) this September as its chair.
The ACCT has a membership of more than 6,000 trustees and over 1,000 community and technical colleges nationwide and internationally.
Yim is the executive director of the Washington Alliance for Better Schools, a consortium of school districts throughout King and Snohomish counties.
She is also a former board member of the International District Housing Alliance in Seattle.
Yim earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science at the University of Washington.