Community Engagement Council

The Community Engagement Council’s central purpose is to advise and assist the University of Washington Bothell in advancing its Community Engagement Mission.  It reports to the Chancellor.

The Council (and its Executive Committee) provides a forum for conversation among a range of UW Bothell units and community partners.  The conversation is a value in itself for advancing shared understandings; to do so, the Council will develop and maintain a timeline with goals, strategy and tactics to achieve the community engagement mission. 

The Council is responsible for reviewing annually progress in achieving them.  Further, the Council will be a communication mechanism to expand the range of university and community members informed about and involved with UW Bothell’s Community Engagement efforts. It will also have a quality assurance function in insuring that engagement initiatives undertaken by the University are reviewed in a timely way.

The Council will make strategic recommendations and periodic updates on progress and quality to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Chancellor.

Members

  • Bruce Burgett, Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Chair
  • Kara Adams, Director of Community Engagement, CE representative
  • Melissa Arias, Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Advancement representative
  • Sam Al-Khoury, Director of Student Engagement & Activities
  • Ed Buendia, Dean, School of Educational Studies, Council of Academic Deans representative
  • Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies, NHS faculty representative; also representing the School of Educational Studies on rotational basis
  • Alejandro Francetich, Assistant Professor, School of Business, Business faculty representative
  • John Kim, ASUWB Junior Senator, Student
  • Charity Lovitt, Lecturer, School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, STEM faculty representative
  • Keith Nitta, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, IAS faculty representative
  • Claire Peinado, Director of Integrated Learning, Academic Affairs representative
  • Samara Reynolds, Director, Career Services
  • Salvador Salazar Cano, Student
  • (vacant) GSO representative

Community Partner Members

  • Mary Houston, Director of Service Delivery, Workforce Snohomish
  • Tom Laing, Director, Latino Education Training Institute
  • Rosario Reyes, Founder and CEO, Latino Education Training Institute
  • Kurt Sahl, Director of Operations, 21 Acres
  • Courtney Sheehan, Executive Director, Northwest Film Forum
  • Marissa Vichayapai, Program Director, 21 Progress
  • City of Bothell, TBD
  • Cocoon House, TBD

Ex-Officio Members

  • Shauna Carlisle, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • Charles Collins, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives
  • Joy Emory, Analyst, Office of Institutional Research
  • Ann McMahon, Executive Director of Research Strategy for Broad Impact, Office of Research

Community Engagement Council Executive Committee

Responsibilities of the Community Engagement Council Executive Committee: Managing the work of the Council, including agenda-setting, tracking of sub-committee work, and tracking of Council recommendations and assessment of their implementation.

Did You Know?

Nine out of 10 of UW Bothell students are from the state of Washington.