Grays Harbor College
Art Blauvelt
Art Blauvelt
Dr. Harry Carthum
Dr. Harry Carthum

Rebecca Chaffee
Rebecca Chaffee
Denise Portmann
Denise Portmann
Fawn Sharp
Fawn Sharp


College Community,

I am pleased to announced that Dr. Harry Carthum, longtime Harbor educator in the K-12 system, has been appointed to the GHC Board of Trustees by Gov. Inslee. At the same time, Fawn Sharp has been re-appointed to the Board and Randy Rust has completed his term as trustee and sadly, will be leaving the Board.

For 20 years (1974-94), Dr. Carthum, an Aberdeen resident, headed the Grays Harbor Pupil Services cooperative, comprised of 9 Harbor school districts, and was instrumental in establishing an open-enrollment, blended, free-to-all preschool, which at the time was the first on the West Coast. He also directed Student Services with the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for three years and served as superintendent of the Griffin School District for 6 years, retiring in 2003. He continues to do consulting work with school districts, serves on the Board of Directors of ESD 113 and is president of the Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce.

Interestingly, one of his first jobs when moving to the Harbor from Chicago 40 years ago, was as a part-time Adult Basic Education instructor for the College. His wife, Margaret also taught part-time for GHC.

I know you will all join me in welcoming Harry to our Board of Trustees. His long career in the K-12 system will bring a new perspective to the Board. We are glad Fawn will be continuing as a trustee as well.

At the same time, I want to thank Randy for his dedication and service on the Board and as the trustees’ liaison with the GH College Foundation. We will miss the compassion Randy always shows for our students and the hurdles they face. I am certain he will continue to be involved with College community.

Ed Brewster, GHC President


September 10, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Board Room – Manspeaker Building
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