UW Bothell Announces New School of Business and School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Monday, March 26, 2012

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BOTHELL, Wash. – Today two prominent programs at the University of Washington Bothell are transitioning into academic schools. The Business Program is now the School of Business, and the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program is now the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

The UW Board of Regents recently granted the new status in response to the significant growth, expansion and maturation both programs have experienced the past several years. The new distinction better reflects their substantial enrollment, breadth of offerings and distinguished faculty.

UW Bothell Chancellor Kenyon S. Chan says he is pleased, but not surprised, by the progress and expansion each school is experiencing.

“The success our schools are experiencing is further confirmation our faculty members are meeting and exceeding the needs of our students,” Chan says. “Our admissions applications are increasing steadily as well because prospective students are attracted to the educational experience we offer.”

Chan also gives credit to the vision and leadership provided by Sandeep Krishamurthy, director of the School of Business; and Bruce Burgett, director of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

“I congratulate all of those involved, students, faculty and staff,” Chan says “But, particularly our students, whose educational experience matters above all else.”

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu