PULLMAN, Wash. — Gov. Gary Locke has re-appointed attorney William Marler to a second term with the Washington State University Board of Regents, which he currently serves as president.
“I am very excited about serving WSU another six years,” the regent said. “I had a wonderful time and am looking forward to contributing further.”
Marler was first appointed to the WSU Board of Regents in 1998. He is a partner in the law firm of Marler Clark in Seattle. Prior to that, he was a managing partner in the law firm of Kargianis Watkins Marler. Additionally, he serves on a number of boards, including the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the Bainbridge Youth Services Board, the Senior Services Board and the Children’s Hospital Circle of Care. He earned bachelor’s degrees in political science, economics and English from WSU in 1982 and a law degree from Seattle University in 1987. Marler also served as a member of the Pullman City Council while attending WSU, becoming the youngest and first student ever elected to the office.
Marler lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Julie, and their three daughters, Morgan, Olivia and Sydney.
The ten members of the WSU Board of Regents are appointed by the governor, with Senate approval, to six-year terms, except the student regent who is appointed to serve just one year.