Snyder Joins the University of Washington Bothell

Monday, August 25, 2008
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636 -

BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell is pleased to announce Kelly Snyder as its new Director of Government and Community Relations. "With extensive experience in state and local government, Kelly Snyder will be extremely effective in helping the University of Washington Bothell meet the heightened expectations for higher education in our state" said Richard Penny, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations for the University of Washington Bothell.

As Director, Snyder will be responsible for building and implementing comprehensive state and local governmental and community relations programs to further the mission of UW Bothell. As the institution begins a period of rapid enrollment growth and program development, Snyder's work will be instrumental in building relationships to support the campus' goals.

Synder has over fifteen years of experience in planning and public affairs. Her most recent position was as Assistant Director for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED). In this role, she represented the Public Works Board, worked closely with the Office of Financial Management and federal, state and local policy makers, and oversaw the management of the Public Works Trust Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs (which included a loan portfolio of over $2.5 billion). Her previous roles include that of Principal for Roth Hill Engineering Partners, LLC, Bellevue.

Snyder received both her Bachelor of Arts in Urban, Social and Political Geography and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington.

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. The institution is currently accepting freshman, transfer and graduate applications for the 2008 academic year.