Greetings Alumni and friends,
We wait all year for summer to arrive in the Pacific Northwest. I hope you are enjoying the season and all that it offers.
Summer at the University of Washington Bothell also allows us an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the academic year.
We witnessed the official recognition of UW Bothell’s first schools: the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the School of Business.
The year began with record enrollment and with the opening of Husky Village, a residence hall which serves 240 students today. In 2012, we held the inaugural Innovation Forum. The college selected Dr. Leslie Ashbaugh, as the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for her active engagement with students both in and out of the classroom.
Recently, we broke ground on our new Science and Academic Building, due to be completed in 2014. Just weeks later, we began construction on the student-funded Sports and Recreation Complex, which will be open in the fall. Finally, we expect to begin construction on the Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory in August.
Most importantly, this year we awarded degrees to more than 1,300 graduates who will use their UW Bothell education to improve and enhance our world.
In this issue of Insight, we highlight another burgeoning program at UW Bothell, Computing and Software Systems, which is developing a highly sophisticated cyberdefense education program to prepare students for careers in online security, a specialty of increasing importance for industry and government.
We can’t wait to welcome the class of 2016. It promises to be yet another exciting year!
Kenyon S. Chan