UW Bothell honors former Chancellor Kenyon Chan and Shirley Hune with Legacy Award


News Release 
May 20, 2016
Contact Lisa Hall 425-352-5461 / lhall7@uw.edu 

UW Bothell honors former Chancellor Kenyon Chan and Shirley Hune with Legacy Award
BOTHELL, Washington – The University of Washington Bothell presented its 2016 Legacy Award to Chancellor Emeritus Kenyon Chan, Ph.D., and Shirley Hune, Ph.D., for their vision and support of the University’s mission to provide students access to excellence.

The award is presented annually to recognize those who enable the University to prepare students of great promise to be the creative thinkers, workplace innovators and civic leaders of tomorrow.

"We're passionate about providing access and opportunities for students to broaden their lives," said Hune.

Chan and Hune have been contributors to UW Bothell students' success since 2008 through their Kenyon Chan and Shirley Hune Endowed Scholarship.

"I don't know if people really understand the thin line between success and failure may be just a few thousand dollars in a student's life," said Chan.

“Shirley and Kenyon’s generosity continues to make an indelible impact on our region,” said Chancellor Wolf Yeigh. “Our students who have benefited from their support go on to make significant contributions in industry, in communities and our regional economy.”

Chan and Hune, who are married, were honored at the annual Chancellor’s Reception May 17 at McMenamins in Bothell. Hune is a professor emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Chan became the second chancellor of University of Washington Bothell in 2007 and served a six-year term.  During that time enrollment rose from about 1,900 full- and part-time students to more than 4,600. The University now has more than 5,200 students enrolled.

In 2007, UW Bothell had a few core programs in three disciplines. Today the University has five schools with more than 45 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations.

Chan has remained a leader for the University of Washington. Last year he chaired the search committee that selected Ana Marie Cauce as president of the three-campus University of Washington. In 2014 he was interim chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma and led the search that named Mark Pagano UW Tacoma chancellor.

About UW Bothell: Ranked No. 1 in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest on Money magazine’s list of best colleges, 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.

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