Carson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scott E. Carson, Washington State University alumnus and retired Boeing executive, has been appointed to a second term on the WSU Board of Regents. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday finalized the appointment, which lasts through Sept. 30, 2019.

“Scott Carson is a proven leader with the experience and expertise to serve Washington State University, and the state of Washington, very well,” said Inslee. “I am happy to be able to reappoint someone of his caliber to the governing board of the state’s land-grant institution.”

WSU President Elson S. Floyd agreed.

“Scott brings a broad set of leadership skills and experience as well as a deep understanding of and appreciation for Washington State University to the board’s work,” Floyd said. “I appreciate his candor, his professionalism and his passion for higher education.”

Carson joined the regents in September 2007 and served as chair in 2012.

He retired as executive vice president of The Boeing Company and former president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Named a leader of BCA in September 2006, he had responsibility for all commercial airplane programs and related services, which in 2008 generated revenues of more than $28.2 billion.

Carson leads the WSU Foundation campaign and chaired the United Way campaign in King County in 2009–10.



Kathy Barnard, WSU University Communications, 509-335-8055,