University Marketing & Communications

Kathy Burk

Executive Communications Specialist

Strategic Communications

Telephone: 206-616-6912


I compose, edit, and coordinate advancement-related communications for senior administrators—primarily the UW President—and work with advancement units to ensure that correspondence for the President’s signature gets written, cleaned up, deciphered, produced, and/or mailed without a hitch. Two goals are to build and sustain positive relationships in the community and to inspire everlasting support for the UW and its mission.

When did you start at the UW?

I started at the UW in 1987.

What is your dream vacation?

To travel through history in France—visiting Provence, Languedoc, the Dordogne, the Loire Valley, and the Ile-de-France, in that order, and to awaken every day when I feel like it.