University of Washington
Maggie Walker

Governor Jay Inslee appointed Maggie Walker to the University of Washington Board of Regents, where she will serve out the remaining term of Libby Gates MacPhee who resigned in late June. Walker, a longtime supporter of the UW College of the Environment and the University, will bring a depth of knowledge and experience as a local and national leader to bear on the UW’s governing body.

“Maggie has been at the forefront of the conservation movement for years. Through her philanthropic efforts she has shaped the way researchers at the University of Washington approach the study of climate change and environmental science,” said Governor Jay Inslee. “Her vision and commitment to sustainability will be a real asset to the Board of Regents. I am grateful to Libby for her service to the university over the last four years.”

Walker is a conservationist and philanthropist, currently serving at the helm of the Walker Family Foundation, Friends of the Seattle Waterfront and, until 2022, the National Audubon Society. She has worked closely with the College of the Environment over the past decade, chairing the  advisory board and representing the College as a member of the UW Foundation Board. Her philanthropic support includes the Maggie Walker Deanship, the Doug Walker Endowed Professorship and the establishment of the Doug Walker Lecture.

The Board of Regents consists of eleven members appointed by the governor and is charged with governing and stewarding the University of Washington for the benefit of present and future citizens of the State. The Board selects, supervises, and evaluates the University President. With exceptions, the Board delegates day-to-day administration of the University to the President, in consultation with the faculty, in accordance with statute.