University of Washington Bothell


Chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh

Bjong Wolf Yeigh Bjong Wolf Yeigh, Ph.D., was named Chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell in May 2013.

Before joining UW Bothell, Yeigh was professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome. During his tenure at SUNYIT, he secured $15.5 million in capital grants for cybersecurity and nanotechnology programs and led the effort to gain two rounds of funding for regional economic development projects totaling $119.9 million. Overseeing the largest expansion of the campus to date, Yeigh guided the building of more than $100 million in capital projects.

Yeigh previously held the position of vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, where he was also a tenured professor. Prior to Norwich University, Yeigh served as engineering dean at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, assistant provost for science and technology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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Vice Chancellors

Susan Jeffords, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Susan JeffordsSusan Jeffords joined the University of Washington Bothell in September of 2007 as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Previously she held the position of Vice Provost for Global Affairs for University of Washington Seattle. Jeffords served as a faculty member of the English Department before becoming Chair of the Women Studies Department in 1992. 
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Ana Karaman, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning

Ana KaramanAna Karaman joined the University of Washington Bothell in May 2014 as the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning. Karaman manages a $60 million annual budget and develop strategic long-range financial plans for the campus. Karaman also directs facilities planning. Karaman holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also earned a master of science degree in criminal justice. 
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Richard Penny, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations

Richard PennyRichard Penny joined the University of Washington Bothell in June 2008 as Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations. Penny brings more than twelve years of experience in advancement at the director level with additional background in marketing and government affairs.
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Academic Leadership

  • School of Business, Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean
  • Center for University Studies and Programs (CUSP), Leslie Ashbaugh, assistant vice chancellor for academic achievement 
  • School of Educational Studies, Bradley Portin, dean
  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bruce Burgett, dean
  • UW Bothell library, Sarah Leadley, director and associate dean of university libraries
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies, David Allen, dean
  • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Elaine Scott, dean


Campus Administration

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UW Board of Regents

Regents hold their offices for a term of six years. At the end of their term, they continue to serve until their successor is appointed, they resign or they are officially reappointed. The Student Regent serves a one-year term from July 1 through June 30.

  • William S. Ayer (Board Chair)
  • Kristianne Blake
  • Marnie Brown
  • Joanne R. Harrell
  • Jeremy Jaech
  • Constance W. Rice
  • Rogelio Riojas
  • Patrick M. (Pat) Shanahan (Board Vice Chair)
  • Herb Simon
  • Orin Smith

UW Officers

  • Ana Mari Cauce, Interim President
  • Jerry Baldasty, Interim Provost