SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee has selected the president and publisher of The News Tribune of Tacoma for a seat on the University of Washington Board of Regents.

The Seattle Times reported Monday that Dave Zeeck will replace Herb Simon, who is stepping down after 12 years on the board.

Zeeck’s primary role is with the News Tribune but he is also president and publisher of The Olympian and The Bellingham Herald.

Inslee says that as a journalist, Zeeck has “seen first-hand how education strengthens and grows individuals.”

Zee?ck is currently the chair of the advisory board for the University of Washington Tacoma and a member of the Executive Council for a Greater Tacoma.

Information from: The Seattle Times,

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