Office of the Vice Chancellor

Academic Council

About the Academic Council

The Academic Council serves as an advisory board to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA). The Academic Council works with the VCAA to ensure and enhance the academic quality of the educational experience for students, to advance opportunities for scholarly success for faculty, and to facilitate collaborative relationships across all units engaged in the academic enterprise of the campus. The Academic Council helps to establish strategic academic priorities and identify resources needed to achieve them.


Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Chair
Dean, School of Business
Dean, School of Educational Studies
Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies
Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Dean, Student Affairs
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Learning
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research
Director, UW Bothell/Cascadia Library
Director, Teaching and Learning Center
Chair, General Faculty Organization
Vice Chair, General Faculty Organization


2017-18 (in the same order as above)
Susan Jeffords: Chair
Sandeep Krishnamurthy
Brad Portin
Bruce Burgett
Shari Dworkin
Elaine Scott
Emily Christian
Cinnamon Hillyard
Steve Syverson
Carolyn Brennan
Sarah Leadley
Robin Angotti
Linda Watts
Gowri Shankar

Academic Affairs Leadership Council: AALC

Susan Jeffords, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Leslie Ashbaugh, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Achievement
Carolyn Brennan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research
Joe Shelley, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
George Theo, Dean of Student Affairs
Craig Wesley, Interim Director of Enrollment Management
Jonathan Cluts, Director of Strategic Initiatives (ex-officio)

2015-16 meeting schedule:
Second and fourth Thursday of each month (except when it conflicts with AC), 1:00 – 3:00p

Council of Academic Deans: CAD

Membership (titles are above):
Susan Jeffords, co-chair
Elaine Scott, co-chair
David Allen
Bruce Burgett
Sandeep Krishnamurthy
Brad Portin

2015-16 meeting schedule:
First and third Thursday of the month (except when conflicts with the Chancellor’s Cabinet), 1:00-3:00p