Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Address: P. O. Box 4007
West Richland, WA 99353
Ron's daughter Abby and Ron, taken in 2012 at Abby's office in Washington State University in Pullman. Abby has a BS degree in Math from Walla Walla University, and she is currently a teaching assistant while pursuing her PhD in Math Education at WSU Pullman.
A photo of Ron Higgins' family, taken in June 2013 at his niece's wedding. Top row, left to right:
Ron's wife Debbie and Ron; bottom row, left to right: Ron's daughter Abby and son Nate.
Ron's wife Debbie (standing) and Ron's daughter Abby holding the family dog Grizzly. Debbie is a registered nurse who does foot care for the elderly. Photo taken in March 2013.
Ron and son Nate at a WSU football game in Pullman during November 2011. Nate has a BS degree in Business from Gonzaga University. Ron, who has an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, says: "Go Cougs! Go Dogs!" and can't wait until the loser of the Apple Cup goes to the Rose Bowl and the winner goes to play for the national championship.
Left to right: Ron's wife Debbie and Ron on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles during April 2013 for a "Swim with Mike" award presentation. Ron and Debbie are standing in front of a picture of their son, Nate, who was a recipient of a "Swim with Mike" scholarship. "Swim with Mike" is a program to provide scholarships to disabled athletes; it is named in honor of Mike Nyeholt, a USC swimmer who became paralyzed when he suffered a spinal-cord injury. Ron's son Nate fell off a roof in 2004 soon after graduating from Richland High School, breaking his back and fracturing his skull. Despite his accident, Nate has earned a BS in Business from Gonzaga University, an MS in Labor Relations from Capella University, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California; has swum across the Columbia River, across Lake Pend Oreille, from Alcatraz to San Francisco, and across the Golden Gate by San Francisco; and has represented the US as a swimmer in the Para-Pan-American Games in 2011.
Note Ron flaunting his "bi-partisanship" by wearing a WSU hat with a UW sweatshirt while standing on the campus of USC, a perennial athletic rival of both UW and WSU.
Left to right: Ron's daughter Abby and son Nate. Both are graduates of Richland High School and Columbia Basin College via the Running Start program. While at Richland, Abby competed in cross country and track, running in the state cross country meet and the regional track meet; and Nate competed in cross country, wrestling, soccer, and track. Nate was the captain of his cross country and wrestling teams his senior year, and participated in the regional track meet.
Photo taken in April 2013.