PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Alumni Association leaders, along with alumni leaders from the five other public universities in Washington, will come together Wednesday, March 26, in Olympia for Higher Education Day.

During the day, the alumni leaders, who represent the more than 470,000 alumni living in the state, will meet with Gov. Gary Locke and state legislators.

Events include a noon luncheon at the Indian Summer Golf and Country Club featuring KOMO TV news anchor and WSU alumna Margo Meyers, and keynote speaker former Gov. Dan Evans. Former Gov. Booth Gardner and the presidents of the six public universities in Washington also are expected at the luncheon.

A reception with Governor and Mrs. Locke at the Governor’s Mansion is planned for 4:30 p.m.

“This event provides alumni the opportunity to let their legislators know how important public higher education is to the state’s citizens and the economy,” Jane Yung Dennie, WSU assistant director of Government Relations, said.