Office: Member (Student Regent)
Hometown: North Pole, Alaska
Term Expires: June 30, 2018
Alyssa Norris was appointed to the Board of Regents July 1, 2017, by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. A WSU Honors College senior, Norris is majoring in civil engineering. She also plans to graduate with minors in mathematics and ethics, and a certificate in East Asia Studies.
Norris was a finalist for the prestigious national Harry S. Truman scholarship during her junior year. Last year she also was a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Summit participant and the Outstanding Junior in the WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. In addition, she was awarded the WSU President’s Leadership and Engagement Award of Distinction.
Outside the classroom, Norris served as a senator for the WSU student government (ASWSU) and as president of both the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute on the Pullman campus.
As student regent, Norris will strive to communicate regularly with WSU students system-wide to keep them informed about important university developments. She also plans to emphasize student safety issues at all campuses.