Term Expires: September 30, 2026
Washington State University alumna Jenette Ramos was appointed to the Board of Regents in October 2020. She is senior vice president at Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and provider of global services.
Regent Ramos previously led the integrated system of processes and tools for Boeing manufacturing, the end-to-end supply chain, and operations functions which include the Environment, Health & Safety and Facilities & Asset Management teams. She also has held leadership positions in fabrication, business operations, facilities engineering, manufacturing, supplier management, and environment, health and safety during more than 30 years at Boeing.
Her Boeing career began the summer of her sophomore year at WSU, when she began working for the company. By the third summer, a job offer prompted her to shift academic tracks. She became one of the company’s first environmental engineers, an opportunity she credits to WSU.
Regent Ramos has served on the board of trustees for The Nature Conservancy in Washington, and held various community roles for the Executive Development Institute, the American Heart Association, and the National Organization on Disability.
The University’s newest regent looks forward to reconnecting with the WSU community—especially the students—and to assisting the University in growing its contributions to the socioeconomic system of the state of Washington.
In addition to earning a bachelor of science degree from WSU, Regent Ramos completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and earned a master's degree in business from Seattle Pacific University. The daughter of a U.S. Air Force officer and a physician, she grew up in several states before arriving in Washington. Members of her family have served in all branches of the United States military, from her grandparents to her brother and sister.