PULLMAN, Wash. — Gov. Gary Locke has appointed Washington State University student Darren P. Eastman as a member of the WSU Board of Regents.

Eastman of Renton is a senior majoring in advertising with a minor in business. His one-year term begins June 1. Eastman is the fourth WSU student regent, succeeding Matthew Moore of Ephrata.

Eastman has been an ASWSU senator for two terms, an executive officer for Phi Kappa Theta fraternity and a moderator of the Greek Senate for the Greek Alliance. He served as a member of the President’s Committee on Diversity Issues and the university Services and Activities Fee Committee. He has been on the President’s Honor Roll for five semesters and was named the Mortar Board Outstanding Freshman Scholar.

In addition, Eastman was a Pullman Chamber of Commerce member and serves on the City of Pullman Board of Adjustments.

“I am delighted with the appointment,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. “Darren has shown a strong spirit and real intelligence in his leadership of the Greek Alliance.

“The student regent position is a good learning experience, and I look forward to working with him,” the president added.

Eastman said he was honored to join the 10-member board responsible for WSU’s overall governance. “I actually never thought this was in front of me when I was a freshman three years ago. I am really excited to serve on the board and to work with the other members.”

The new student regent plans to pursue a career in advertising and is doing a summer internship in account management at DDB Advertising in Seattle.

His parents are Mary Eastman and Scott Oien of Renton and David Eastman of Chelan.

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