Bill Griffith Director of Ag Center of ExcellenceBill Griffith, Director

Bill was appointed as the Director for the Agriculture Center of Excellence in August of 2013. Bill comes to us from Walla Walla Community College’s long running and successful Turf Management program. Bill has 15 years of direct industry experience as a golf course superintendent at courses in Oregon and Washington.  Bill has led many professional organizations and boards over the past 30 years serving golf courses, Washington Associations, and instructing students at a post-secondary education level. Bill hopes to use his 20+ years of teaching experience to lead the Agriculture Center of Excellence in providing resources and assistance to Agriculture Educators across the State. As a long time member and immediate past President of the Northwest Turfgrass Association, Bill is versed in the role of building strong partnerships with industry. Combining his experience as an educator, businessman and community leader, Bill is already working to bring a fresh new perspective on the future of agriculture while striving to create new opportunities for future students.

To contact Bill: 509.524.5192 or [email protected]

 

Lindsey Williams Coordinator of Marketing & CommunicationsLindsey Williams, Coordinator Of Marketing & Communications

Lindsey accepted a position with the Ag Center in 2014 as Coordinator of Marketing and Communications, bringing her background in forestry and agricultural research, as well as a love for education at multiple levels. She earned her B.S. in Forestry at Washington State University, and while doing so, worked for the USDA-ARS in Grain Legume Genetics research, which gave her an unexpected, but welcome, love of agriculture. With the Ag Center, Lindsey has been able to bring her enthusiasm for education and Washington’s agriculture and natural resources together to assist colleges statewide with transfer agreements, student recruitment, industry networking, and general community education, while continually increasing her knowledge about the many facets of agriculture.

To contact Lindsey: 509.527.4635 or [email protected]