UW News

March 29, 2007

UW Bothell to host a third finalist in chancellor search

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The search advisory committee for the position of chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) has announced that a third finalist for chancellor will visit the campus in coming days.

Sueann Ambron, dean of the Business School of the University of Colorado at Denver will meet with UWB faculty, staff and students; community college presidents; key UW leaders and members of the community on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3 and 4. Ambron will meet the community from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in room UWB2-005 on the UWB campus.

Ambron holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a doctorate in education from the teacher’s college at Columbia University. She has been a dean at Colorado since 2000. From 1998 to 2000 she was president and CEO of Avulet, Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif.

 Ambron’s visit has been added to a schedule that includes campus interviews for two other finalists for the UWB chancellorship.

  • Kenyon S. Chan, dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles, will visit campus on Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2. Chan will meet the community in a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, in room UWB2-005 on the UWB campus.
  • Nabil Ibrahim, vice chancellor for academic affairs and chief academic officer at Purdue University, Calumet, visited campus on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 The chancellor serves as UWB’s chief executive officer and is a member of the UW’s multi-campus leadership team. 

 Since its establishment in 1990 as an upper-division and master’s level campus, UWB has graduated 6,000 students in five programs: business, computing and software systems, education, interdisciplinary arts and sciences and nursing. Distinguished for its award-winning architecture and proximity to a wetlands restoration project, it is co-located with Cascadia Community College. UWB has 100 faculty and 200 staff members. In autumn 2006 it became a four-year institution, welcoming its first freshman class.

 Steven G. Olswang has served as interim chancellor since June 2005 when UWB
Chancellor Warren Buck resigned.