Frank Armijo's selection as Outstanding Alumnus was based on his professional
and personal accomplishments as well as his perseverance as the only son of
migrant farm workers who became the first in his family to receive a college
Armijo has significantly given back from what he has achieved to his alma
mater, community, and the state of Washington.
Armijo is a life-long resident of Pasco. He walked on as a basketball player
for CBC in fall 1981 and won a scholarship. He graduated with degrees in
Computer Science and Business. Armijo used financial aid, work-study, grants, and
a job to make his way through Eastern Washington University. He graduated on the
Dean's List with a B.A. in Management Information Systems.
Armijo's professional career has seen him rise to the top of the information
technology field. Today he is the Director of the Hanford Program and West Coast
Hub for Lockheed Martin Information Technology. Frank is responsible for
performance and management of 700 employees and $85 million in annual revenue
for several U.S. Department of Energy programs.
Armijo has also made significant contributions in the civic and volunteer
arenas. At age 27, he was the youngest college trustee ever appointed by a
governor of the state of Washington. He served on the CBC Board of Trustees for
10 years, several years as its Chairman.
In the community, Frank is a founding member of the Hispanic Academic
Achievers Program (HAAP) and is its primary sponsor and scholarship recruiter.
He has served as Chairman of the Board of TRIDEC and was a founding member for
both Leadership Tri-Cities and the Reading Foundation.
Governor Gary Locke appointed Armijo to the Washington State Economic
He also helped organize the founding of the Southeastern Washington
Chapter of the Washington Software Alliance. The alliance's mission is to help
technology companies succeed in order to make the state a Center of Excellence
in the digital economy.
He and his wife Sherry have two daughters, Alexis and Rachel.
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