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Chancellor Kenyon Chan

September 2012

Greetings Colleagues,

I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer.  During the summer, Shirley and I visited the Galapagos Islands. Seeing evolution in action was the experience of a lifetime! 

This has been an exciting time on campus as we watch the building of our Sports and Recreation Complex, the UWB 3 Science and Academic Building and the Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory. Construction crews have been working extended hours during the summer to accomplish as much as possible. Now that classes have resumed, please be patient with the sights, sounds, smells, and feel of active construction. If you have questions or concerns, please share them with Amy Van Dyke.

On a sad note, the UW Bothell family lost a great friend and colleague with the death of Don Whitney, who died September 11. Don touched the lives of many students as manager of graduate services for the MBA program. Before his passing, Don and his family established a scholarship in his name. True to his nature, he was gratified to have a way to help students even in death. Don will be greatly missed.

Finally, I want to thank the faculty and staff who attended the 2012-2013 Convocation ceremony. At this gathering, UW Bothell welcomed its largest and most diverse freshman class. We have 600 new freshmen starting this fall. We also welcome 700 new transfer students, and more than 100 new international students.

Great things are happening at UW Bothell. My best wishes to you for an exciting and engaging fall quarter.

Kind regards,


Husky Housing is Full for Fall Quarter

Housing fot Fall Quarter

More than 270 students have moved into their new homes at Husky Village and Campus View on Sept. 20. In response to increased demand for on-campus housing, the college opened Campus View residence hall this quarter. Residences feature apartment-style living with a full kitchen and washer/dryer in each unit.


New Program Directors Begin at UW Bothell

UW Bothell begins its academic year with two new program directors at the helm.

Elaine Scott

Elaine Scott is the director of the Science and Technology Program. Scott was most recently the director of engineering programs at Seattle Pacific University. Scott holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of California, Davis. She also holds doctoral degrees in agricultural engineering and mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.

David Allen

David Allen is the director of the Nursing and Health Studies Program. Before joining UW Bothell, Allen was the chair of the gender, women & sexuality studies department at the University of Washington, where he focused on the relationship among health care and political oppression. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, with a specialty in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Nursing has a New Name and Scope


The nursing program is now officially the Nursing and Health Studies Program. The name change reflects an expansion of its mission to include a focus on global and public health. The program will introduce a new bachelor of arts degree in health studies in the fall of 2013.

The new website is

UW Bothell Beta Alpha Psi Team Wins National Competition

Beta Alpha Psi Team The UW Bothell chapter of Beta Alpha Psi placed first in the national competition at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore this summer. Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. The UW Bothell team presented a consulting project on modernizing accounting systems and internal account controls for the American Legion Post, a veterans non-profit organization. The team’s presentation won the National Best Practices event under the category “Strategies for Dealing with Change.”

Veterans Archway to Honor Students

Veterans Archway

The Student Veterans Association at UW Bothell is leading a fundraising drive for a monument that will recognize the service that veterans have made and celebrate their transition to academic and civilian life.The project will be one-hundred percent funded by donations; no state or university money will be used.

"This space is a tangible gift that we can give to student veterans. It is something permanent that we feel our student veterans have earned," says Ben Wiselogle ’12, co-chair of the UW Bothell veterans archway committee.

Located at the northeast corner of the new sports complex, the design of the monument includes an archway with two columns and an inscribed centerpiece that invites visitors to remember and honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Students hope to raise $60,000 for the veterans archway. To learn more, visit the archway website.

University of Washington Bothell Forms Partnership with India


In June, the University of Washington Bothell and Kushagra Institute of Management Studies (KIIMS), Odisha, India, signed a memorandum of understanding to establish international cultural, educational and scientific cooperation.

The initiative opens the door to cross-cultural educational opportunities and cooperation between faculty members, departments, institutes and other research centers at the two institutions.

School of Business Announces Nintex Breakfast Series


The University of Washington Bothell School of Business has formalized a collaboration with the Nintex Group to sponsor the school’s prestigious Leadership Breakfast Series, now entering its fourth year.

Nintex Group co-founder Brett Campbell says it is critical to create a strong culture of leadership. "Good leaders invest time and energy into their teams to the benefit of the whole business.”

The Nintex Leadership Breakfast Series assembles influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region to share their lessons in leadership with MBA students. The Nintex Group is a group of specialist information technology companies focused on Microsoft SharePoint technologies, including software products, services and cloud-based solutions.

Upcoming Events


Chancellor's Town Hall Meeting
Chancellor Chan will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the North Creek Events Center. The entire campus is invited and encouraged to attend.



GSO Breakfast
The General Staff Organization will hold its annual staff breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. in the North Creek Events Center. All staff are invited to attend the breakfast and then stay for the Chancellor's town hall meeting.