About the Council

The Council of Presidents (COP) is an association of Washington’s six public baccalaureate degree granting college and universities.  Located in Olympia, WA, COP strives to be a common voice for the public baccalaureate sector and the most respected and trusted resource for decision makers on issues affecting public higher education. COP serves as the coordinating role for a number of initiatives and activities common to the public baccalaureate institutions, fostering coordination and collaboration among the public baccalaureates as well as with other educational partners, both in Washington and nationally.


Each year on July 1 a different president assumes the role of COP chair. The chairs of all COP committees also rotate on the same schedule. Below are the current members of the Council of Presidents.

Council of Presidents Staff

COP News


CWU Extends Veterans Outreach Directly to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

CWU is now one of just four Washington higher education institutions, and seven total, allowed to provide instruction directly at JBLM, the largest military installation on the West Coast.

09/2016 | CWU News


Historic Bill Of Rights For Survivors Of Sexual Assault Is Heading To Obama’s Desk

The bill specifies that survivors not be prevented from receiving the kit or charged for the procedure and that they be informed of the test results. Evidence gathered during the process must also be preserved for around 20 years.

09/2016 | BuzzFeed News




Honoring Dr. Elson Floyd