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Mission and Leadership

GET is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council with oversight from the Committee on Advanced Tuition Payment and College Savings (WA529 Committee), which meets quarterly to review policies, pricing and investments. The Washington State Investment Board manages the GET fund, which is currently valued at $1.2 billion. GET is a self-sustaining program which has become one of the fastest growing prepaid tuition plans in the country.

GET Mission

WA529 helps Washington families save for educational expenses.

WA529 Committee

The Committee on Advanced Tuition Payment and College Savings (WA529 Committee) governs the GET program, ensuring that participants are protected and that the program remains financially sound. The five-member committee meets at least quarterly to discuss legislative activities, review program policies and investments, and make program decisions. Annually, the WA529 Committee sets the GET unit purchase price. The current WA529 Committee members are: 

  • Michael Meotti, Committee Chair, Executive Director of the Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Duane A. Davidson, State Treasurer
  • David Schumacher, Director of the Office of Financial Management
  • Linden Rhoads, Citizen Member, General Manager, W Fund
  • Touk Sinantha, Citizen Member, Managing Partner, AltraVue Capital

The next WA529 Committee meeting is:

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

View information and meeting materials for past and upcoming WA529 Committee meetings.

GET Administration

GET is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). Established as a cabinet-level state agency on July 1, 2012, the Washington Student Achievement Council provides strategic planning, oversight, and advocacy to support increased student success and higher levels of educational attainment in Washington. GET's senior leadership team includes:

  • Luke Minor, WA529 Director
  • Betsy Hagen, Associate Director for GET Operations
  • Rodger O'Connor, Associate Director for WA529 Marketing and Communications