Greetings Alumni and friends,
Never before has there been a greater time to reconnect with the University of Washington Bothell. We are growing and advancing at a very exciting and rapid pace and if you have not been to campus in a while, now is the time to come back home!
This year we boast record applications, growth of new programs, and the opening of new facilities…all in a year marked by major budget cuts. In fact, we are currently 116% enrolled but still maintain the high academic standards and intimate setting that is the signature of our campus.
To accomplish this in a "normal" year would have been difficult but to do so with the current state financial pressures is nothing short of amazing. Our entire university, faculty, staff, students and community supporters used the budget crisis as a rallying moment. We worked together to cut through the red tape, focus our efforts on our core mission and move forward mindful of the needs of our students and the community.
As you read through this edition, you will see that this positive momentum has always existed at our university. How else could we have made it all these 20 years?
You will read about our early accomplishments and meet some of our founding faculty, notable alumni and top-notch students. I invite you to share in this history and help us as we look towards our future. Your support has been pivotal thus far; we appreciate it greatly and look forward to reconnecting with you soon.
Kenyon S. Chan