UW veteran Ruth Johnston named vice chancellor for administration and planning at University of Washington Bothell

Ruth Johnston

News Release 
January 18, 2017 
Contact Lisa Hall 425-352-5461 / lhall7@uw.edu 
UW veteran Ruth Johnston named vice chancellor for administration and planning at University of Washington Bothell 

BOTHELL, Washington – A longtime University of Washington administrator has been appointed to the key position of vice chancellor for administration and planning at the University of Washington Bothell. 

Ruth Johnston moved to UW Bothell on an interim basis in September from the Seattle campus where she was associate vice president and chief of staff, planning and management. She filled in after the departure of Ana Karaman who accepted a position at Webster University in St. Louis.

With the recommendation of a search committee and input from the campus community, Johnston was appointed permanently in December to the position, which is one of three vice chancellors.

Johnston brings experience and passion for the University of Washington Bothell.

“I’m excited to be part of a leadership team and administration committed to helping students succeed, make an impact on the region and our community, and be a great place for faculty and staff to work, learn and engage.” 

“Ruth will provide leadership in key areas related to administrative, financial, facilities and human resources operations of the campus, in support of the academic mission,” said Chancellor Wolf Yeigh.

Johnston brings 36 years of college administration experience in those areas as well as housing, food services and continuing education. She takes on a broad range of such responsibilities at UW Bothell, including safety and emergency management, contract and risk management, and campus master planning and construction.

About UW Bothell: UW Bothell provides access to an exceptional University of Washington education for students of tremendous potential. Offering more than 45 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.