UW Seal Chancellor's Monthly Report
Kenyon S. Chan, Chancellor
University of Washington Bothell


September 2008  
Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for University of Washington Bothell advisory board members and friends of the university. My Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.

I received wonderful feedback on the first edition. Please continue to let me know your thoughts on this new approach.

Your partner in education,

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Record-breaking Enrollment Stats
When classes began on September 24 the campus welcomed approximately 350 new students, a figure which reflects the following growth rates: 59% increase in freshman, 22% increase in transfers and an 18% increase in graduate students. These record-breaking enrollment statistics demonstrate the incredible growth the campus has worked so hard to achieve and are excellent indicators of future success.
Business Development Center Receives $45K Grant
The UW Bothell Business Development Center was awarded a highly-competitive grant this summer from the Herbert B. Jones Foundation. The three-year grant will provide $45,000 in general operating funds for the Center's technical support services to small businesses. 
New Education Program Offerings
The Education Program will initiate four new endorsement areas this fall. The Program will offer endorsements in history and social studies in its Secondary Teacher Certification Program and also reconfigure its middle-level math/science endorsement into separate endorsements in science and mathematics in its K-8 Teacher Certification Program. These offerings demonstrate a great and timely response to industry and student needs. 
New Student Fitness Center
The new student fitness center, located in UW2-040, opened in September to resounding applause. Funded by student fees ($175,000 in student activity fees and $45,000 in student technology fees), the center is a wonderful new offering that benefits students' health and wellness and is sure to foster an increased sense of campus life and community. 
Honoring the Truly Family
UW Bothell, with the assistance of Senator Rosemary McAuliffe, formally honored Richard 'Dick' Truly and his family during Convocation on September 23. Convocation, an annual ceremony to welcome new students, was the fitting event for the honor as Dick and his family's many contributions (including the sale of the Boone-Truly Farm, upon which the UW Bothell-Cascadia Community College now resides), above all, benefit students. 
Notable Alumni: Goos and Martinez Making a Difference
Business Program alum Tom Goos ('98) has been honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the 2008 Forty Under Forty. Tom is a trustee for the UW Bothell Center for Student Entrepreneurship and is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Image Source, Inc. and Branded Solutions by Edgar Martinez.

IAS alum Holli Martinez ('08, magna cum laude) and her husband Edgar, launched their Martinez Foundation in late September. The Foundation provides scholarship support to minority students who are pursuing their studies in education.
Remembering Lois Worthington
Longtime UW Bothell supporter and friend Lois Worthington passed away on September 13. In tribute, the campus remembers her many contributions, including the establishment of the Worthington Endowed Scholarship, the Richard and Lois Worthington Foundation Endowment for Technology, and the Worthington Distinguished Scholars Award  - endowments which have benefited so many faculty and students.

Lois and her family's support of UW Bothell has been unmatched and the institution is ever grateful for their generosity.
Campus Receives Honor From Governor
UW Bothell received a State Agency Leadership Award, part of the 2008 Governor's CommuteSmart Awards, on September 10 in "recognition of outstanding contributions toward improving transportation, protecting the environment and reducing consumption of natural resources for the residents of the State of Washington."

The award specifically recognizes UW Bothell's transportation coordinator Ruth Honour for her excellent promotion of the WSDOT Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program. Notably, the last CTR survey performed on campus showed a "decrease in SOV traffic by 14% and a 10% decrease in VMT from their baseline survey, thus reducing negative regional, environmental and roadway congestion impacts."
Campus Planning Retreat A Success
The annual Fall Faculty & Staff Planning Retreat was held in mid-September with excellent support from the UW Bothell Advisory Board. Board members actively participated in small group meetings and provided valuable input that will be used in the 21st Century Campus Initiative planning process. 
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