Washington State House Democrats


Media Advisory

Who: State Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island (23rd Legislative District)

What: Allies in Higher Education

When: 5 – 6 PM, Monday, Nov. 23rd, 2015

Where: Olympic College Main Building – 1000 Olympic College Way NW, Pouslbo

Why: A special reception to thank Washington State legislators, local officials, and the community for their support of Western’s growing presence on the Peninsulas.

Representative Hansen secured funding in the 2015-17 biennial budget for the creation of a new Western Washington University partnership with Olympic and Peninsula Colleges to offer an applied bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity. The program will discuss plans for this degree program and the job opportunities it will open up for students in Kitsap County and the Olympic Peninsula.

Rep. Hansen will be delivering introductory remarks at the event.