Krug named interim vice chancellor


Dear UW Bothell Campus Community,

I hope you’re all having a good summer thus far. Maybe you’re just relaxing from the busy academic year we just had — or maybe this is the time to move on new or ongoing projects you could not take on during the academic year. I know you will be successful and will return to campus refreshed this fall to help UW Bothell achieve another successful year serving our students.

It has been a bit more than a month since my last communication regarding the transition plans for the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). Since Susan Jeffords’ last day on campus as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the end of June, I have been bridging the role until an interim leader could be selected. Importantly, this gave me the opportunity to review work done in OAA and to consult on recommended candidates for the interim position with a number of colleagues across the University.

Based on input many of you have shared and the future needs of our campus, I’m pleased to announce that Anita K. Krug will assume the full-time role of interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective August 15, 2018.

Professor Krug is the D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law. A member of the faculty since 2010, she served as the interim Toni Rembe Dean of the School of Law in 2017-18 and as a member of the UW Board of Deans and Chancellors (BoDC). From 2014 to 2016, she also served as the School of Law’s associate dean for research and faculty development.

Professor Krug received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University. After clerking for a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, she worked in law firms in Boston and San Francisco, rising to equity partner. She switched to a full-time academic career in 2010, joining the University of Washington. She earned promotion to full professor in 2016 and was selected as a member of the second cohort of UW’s Leadership Excellence Project that same year. In 2017-18, she was invited to serve as interim dean of the UW School of Law. In that role, she worked with faculty and central administration to reduce a structural fiscal deficit and to address inequities in faculty compensation.

I have worked with Professor Krug on the BoDC and on the steering committee of UW 2050. I am excited that she will bring yet another diverse viewpoint to our campus leadership team in this time of transition.

Please join me in welcoming Professor Krug to our campus and help her experience quickly the great things UW Bothell is doing.


Wolf Yeigh