Shelley to lead information technology at UW Bothell

December 19, 2014
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Shelley to lead information technology at UW Bothell

Bothell, Wash. – After a national search, Joe Shelley of Kirkland has been selected to lead the information technology department at the University of Washington Bothell. Shelley will serve as assistant vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer. In that role, he will direct UW Bothell’s eLearning and instructional technology programs as well as oversee central IT functions and support services.

Shelley is a UW Bothell alumnus (’04, IAS Global Studies) who has held the position in an interim role since February.

“Joe has a strong commitment to supporting teaching and learning on our campus, and he possesses an impressive understanding of national trends, including data management, risk management and information assurance,” says Susan Jeffords, vice chancellor for academic affairs. “His passion and dedication to serving the mission of UW Bothell is evident.”

Shelley joined UW Bothell in 2005 and has held positions of increasing responsibility and complexity since then. He was selected as an EDUCAUSE/CLIR Leading Change Institute Fellow in 2014 and has been a frequent presenter with EDUCAUSE.

UW Bothell is the fastest growing public, four-year university in the state of Washington and the sixth fastest in the nation. With enrollment of nearly 5,000 and full classrooms, UW Bothell is exploring ways to leverage technology – including eLearning and hybrid classes – to meet the growing demand.

About UW Bothell: With more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit

Joe Shelley