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

November 2009  
Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for University of Washington Bothell friends and supporters of the university. This Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.

Please note that I will not post a December edition. I look forward to reporting to you again in the new year. In the meantime, please view our newly released 2008-09 Annual Report for additional news.

Kind regards,


20 Years of Accomplishment - History
The University of Washington Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operations in 2009-10 and reflects on its great history of accomplishment. This month we focus on our history.

How well do you know UW Bothell's early history? Can you imagine just 126 students on campus? That's right. When classes began in 1990, UW Bothell enrolled 126 students in its Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program (its first program of study) at its temporary Canyon Park Business Center site. The students were taught by the institution's 13 founding faculty: Constantin Behler, Lauren Benton, Paul Bernard, Jane Decker, JoLynn Edwards, Cynthia Fugate, Jeanne Heuving, Dan Jacoby, Patrick Morris, Cynthia Price, Ramon Sanchez, Robert Schultz and Alan Wood.

Learn more by visiting the 20th year Web site's timeline.
Welcome New Board Members
UW Bothell welcomes three new advisory board members: Al Higginson, Rick Shea and Deborah Wilds.

Al Higginson is President and CEO of Hubspan, a company that offers business integration solutions including supply chain management.

Rick Shea is Founder and CEO of Spiration, a Redmond-based company that manufactures devices for the treatment of COPD.

Deborah Wilds is President and COO of the College Success Foundation. The Foundation offers college scholarships and mentoring to low income, high potential students.

The board provides valuable support and insight concerning the growth and advancement of UW Bothell.
Business Program Receives National Ranking
The University of Washington Bothell's part-time Master in Business Administration (MBA) program has been nationally ranked by Business Week magazine as #3 in the Pacific Northwest and #51 in the nation.  Says UW Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan, "This is an extraordinary accomplishment for the program and the campus."  Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Professor and Director, Business Program adds "This ranking is a validation of our efforts to bring excellent programs to the region."
The UW Bothell MBA program offers two part-time MBA degree programs, a Technology MBA (offered at UW Bothell) and a Leadership MBA (offered at the UW Bothell Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue).  The 22-month evening programs are designed for working professionals and feature innovative curriculum focusing on leadership, strategy and technology.  Courses emphasize analytical thinking and problem solving grounded in business theory and best practices. 
IPZ Receives $500,000 Grant
The Bothell Innovation Partnership Zone received a $500,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce for the  Washington MedTech Discovery Center. The center will provide a dedicated faculty for incubating, networking and providing meeting space for businesses in the biomedical device industry. Said Washington State Governor
Chris Gregoire, "The winners of these grants exemplify the talent, creativity and entrepreneurism that exist across our state. I'm proud to support such a unique effort of economic development - one that will allow us to lead in the new economy."

Of note, UW Bothell's Susan Jeffords, Kelly Snyder, and our new advisory board member Rick Shea, were instrumental in presenting the proposal to the state.
Student Success
Four UW Bothell students have been nominated for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship:
  • Mary Jonasen, MA in Policy Studies
  • Ahmed Khalil, MBA
  • Brandon Mayfield, MA in Policy Studies
  • Meghan Moore, MA in Policy Studies
Students were nominated by the institution based on the breadth and quality of their accomplishments; capacity for leadership, and commitment to excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.
Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, this highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits outstanding graduate students for a two-year developmental fellowship at various federal agencies. While the selection process is ongoing it is important to recognize these students on their nomination. Congratulations to Mary, Ahmed, Brandon and Meghan.
Notable Upcoming Events
UW Bothell's Mary Abrums releases her new book Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church on November 28. To celebrate its release, a book launch and author signing will be held on December 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m., on campus in the library, room 205. To learn more, please contact 425-352-3238.

The Writing for Their Lives Series will host Charles Bernstein on January 6 at 4:00 p.m. on campus in the library, room 205. Bernstein is the author of forty books of poetry and poetics; over four hundred essays and reviews have been written about his work. He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of many awards including a Guggenheim and a NEA.  The Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, he is widely known for his work in the Buffalo Poetics program. Forthcoming in 2010 is All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems.  Other books, include Blind Witness: Three American Operas, Girly Man, and My Way: Speeches and Poems, and Content's Dream. Learn more online.

Julie Shayne, lecturer in CUSP and IAS, will release her new book They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism at a book launch and author signing on January 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m., on campus in UW2-030. To learn more, please contact 425-352-3427.

Additional events may be found online.
The University of Washington is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.5455, or email dss@uwb.edu.