Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Merisa Heu-Weller, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Heu-Weller will participate in the six-member board, overseeing college operations and finance.
“Bellevue College is very fortunate to have an incredibly supportive community of civic and business leaders, ready and willing to step into governance roles,” Bellevue College President David Rule said. “Our board is second to none.”
Active in her support of education, Heu-Weller has volunteered with Rainier Scholars, an educational pipeline program in Seattle geared toward preparing seventh-grade children for a college career. She also helped launch The Learning Seed, a non-profit foundation providing scholarships for high school and college students, as well as SAT Coach, a SAT preparation admissions consulting business for area high school students.
“I have a passion for higher education and Bellevue College is a critical resource for our community,” said Heu-Weller. “I am thrilled to serve on the BC board and be able to contribute to this important and valuable resource.”
Heu-Weller, an attorney for Microsoft, specializes in employment law. Prior to her tenure at Microsoft, she served as an employment and labor lawyer with Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, and was a law clerk at the Washington State Supreme Court to the Honorable Mary Fairhurst. She has also been a contributing author to Compensation Today, a national human resources blog. She also writes articles about and speaks on issues related to social media and the workplace.
As an active member of the community, Heu-Weller also served on the Friends of Youth board and is a board member of the Leadership Team at Evergreen Covenant Church.
Heu-Weller earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Political Science from Stanford University and her JD from the University of Washington.
Heu-Weller replaces Paul Chiles, who retired from the Bellevue College Board after a 10-year term.