University of Washington Bothell


Chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh

Bjong Wolf Yeigh (pronounced "YAY") was named UW Bothell's third chancellor on May 21, 2013. Since joining UW Bothell, he has guided the university to record enrollment growth and a dramatic increase in both the number of faculty and degree programs.

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Vice Chancellors

Susan Jeffords, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs

susan-jeffords-(1).jpgSusan Jeffords joined the University of Washington Bothell in 2007 as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Previously she held the position of Vice Provost for Global Affairs for University of Washington Seattle. Jeffords served as a faculty member of the English Department before becoming Chair of the Women Studies Department in 1992.

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Ana Karaman, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning

Ana KaramanAna Karaman joined the University of Washington Bothell in 2014 as the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning. Karaman manages a $60 million annual budget and directs strategic financial planning. 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.

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Phil Akers

Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations

Akers.jpgPhil Akers came to UW Bothell in 2016 as Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations. Akers is responsible for leading the overall direction for advancement, alumni, communications and external relations programs. He works closely with the UW Bothell Advisory Board and volunteer leadership, as well as university advancement.

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Academic Leadership

  • School of Business, Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean
  • First year and Pre Major Program, Leslie Ashbaugh, assistant vice chancellor for academic achievement 
  • School of Educational Studies, Bradley Portin, dean
  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bruce Burgett, dean
  • UW Bothell library, Sarah Leadley, director and associate dean of university libraries
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies, David Allen, dean
  • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Elaine Scott, dean

Campus Administration

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