04/04/2018 I look forward to involving the campus community in the search process for the permanent dean of diversity and equity, chief diversity officer. Wayne Au will make an important contribution in the interim post. Wayne is taking this position at an important time as we work together toward a more welcoming and inclusive environment for UW Bothell. It is one of our top priorities. Wayne reports directly to me and serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Team (CET), the Chancellor’s Leadership Council (CLC) and the Enrollment Steering Advisory Committee (ESAC). To take on this role, he is relieved of teaching responsibilities in the School of Educational Studies. Meanwhile, Wayne will continue his work as chair of the Diversity Council, assessing and recommending updates to UW Bothell’s Diversity Action Plan. I know he’s passionate about improving UW Bothell for students, faculty and staff, and I look forward to his continuing contributions.