Staff Profiles

Gary Locke

Interim President of Bellevue College

Gary Locke previously served as the 21st Governor of Washington State and was U.S. Secretary of Commerce and then U.S. Ambassador to China under the Obama Administration.  He also served as a senior advisor and consultant to the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine with an emphasis on trade, regulatory, and investment policy issues and providing guidance on doing business in China. 

Governor Locke currently serves as the Interim President at Bellevue College, which is the third largest higher education institution in Washington State, serving nearly 30,000 students annually.

Governor Locke currently serves on the boards of AMC Theaters, nLight, Port Blakely Tree Farm, and the Seattle Art Museum and is a past board member of PATH and Fortinet.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University and a law degree from Boston University.