Insight: Spring 2008

Spring 2008

Campus Update

Gowri Shankar Gowri Shankar
  • SHANKAR HONORED WITH 2008 DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD: Dr. Gowri Shankar, an Associate Professor in the Business Program, was named UW Bothell's 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient. Shankar has taught courses in finance, accounting and economics at UW Bothell since 2001. In doing so, he has built a reputation among both his students and his faculty colleagues as a dedicated teacher with a strong commitment to the long term intellectual and professional development of all his students.
  • OFF-RAMP A GO: Mowat Construction Co. was selected in January to build the SR 522 UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College South Campus Access project. This highly anticipated project will allow the campus to expand to 10,000 full-time students. Preliminary construction on the $50.7 million project is slated to begin this spring.
Marilyn Cox Marilyn Cox
  • VICE CHANCELLOR NEWS: Marilyn Cox joins UW Bothell as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning. "She brings a great deal of expertise in areas of fiscal management and planning which are essential as we continue to build our campus and expand our resources to meet the needs of the residents of the greater Puget Sound region," said Chancellor Kenyon Chan. ... Cox replaces Craig Purkey, Interim Vice Chancellor, who will retire after serving UW Seattle from 1976-1998 and UW Bothell from 2006-2008. ... Also, Susan Jeffords' appointment to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs was recently made permanent. Jeffords joined UW Bothell in September of 2007 as Interim Vice Chancellor.
  • PRESIDENT'S HONOR ROLL: UW Bothell has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service 2007 Honor Roll for its leadership in a variety of community-based service learning projects including: Space Huskies, Restoration Ecology Network, Northshore Family Center, Tent City 4 and the Juanita Elementary Literacy Project.
  • SAFE FOR SALMON: UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College received the Salmon-Safe designation for safeguards deployed to protect water quality and salmon habitat, as well as commitments the campus has made to further reduce its environmental impact.

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