Ana Karaman has been named the new vice chancellor for administration and planning at the University of Washington Bothell. Karaman succeeds Marilyn Cox, who retired in December after six years with UW Bothell. Karaman will join UW Bothell May 1, 2014. At UW Bothell, Karaman will manage a $60 million annual budget and develop strategic long-range financial plans for the campus. Karaman will also direct facilities planning.
Karaman is currently the vice provost for institutional planning, budget and effectiveness at the University of San Francisco, a position she has held since 2011. Before the University of San Francisco, she was the associate vice president for business and financial affairs at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She began her 11-year tenure at Samford as an assistant professor of political science and subsequently moved into administrative roles of increasing responsibility.
Karaman holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also earned a master of science degree in criminal justice. She has served two National Science Foundation Fellowships; the first at Princeton University and the second at Harvard University. She also studied jurisprudence at the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostok, Russia.