UW Bothell Names Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning

Monday, March 10, 2008
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BOTHELL, Wash. - University of Washington Bothell Chancellor Kenyon S. Chan has announced the appointment of Marilyn E. Cox as the new Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning. Says Chan, "It brings me great delight to announce Marilyn as the newest edition to our executive team. 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."

As Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning, Cox will provide leadership and coordination of operational and administrative activity; develop appropriate services and coordinate enhancements to existing service levels; develop and implement administrative policies and procedures; and coordinate administrative activities among the three campuses of the University.

In this capacity, Cox will oversee management of the following units: facility services, finance and administration, human resources, security and campus safety, and transportation services.

Cox has over twenty years of experience in higher education planning, budgeting, personnel management and project development. She comes to UW Bothell from UW Seattle where she was the Assistant Vice Provost for Capital Planning. Her previous positions include Director of Capital and Space Planning at UW Seattle, Planning Supervisor/SEPA Chief for the King County Department of Development and Environmental Services, and Assistant Director of Physical Planning at the University of California, San Diego. 

In her role as Assistant Vice Provost for Capital Planning, Cox was responsible for the coordination and implementation of campus planning efforts including the University's six and ten year state funded capital improvement programs. Her efforts were instrumental in providing support for several UW Bothell projects, including the SR 522 South Campus Access project, preliminary scoping discussions for UW Bothell Phase 3, and the UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Master Plan update.

Cox received her BA in Environmental Studies/Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has completed extensive continuing education in communications, law, and management including the UW Cascade School of Management. She is a member of the Society of College and University Planners.

Cox will replace Craig Purkey, Interim Vice Chancellor,  who will be retiring after serving UW Seattle from 1976-1998 and UW Bothell from 2006-2008.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell was founded in 1990 to serve King and Snohomish counties and north Puget Sound area students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees. UW Bothell offers degree programs in applied computing, business, nursing, education, computing and software systems, interdisciplinary arts and sciences, cultural studies, and policy studies.