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March 29, 2007

UW Bothell to host an additional 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 an additional finalist for chancellor will be visiting campus April 3 and 4.

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.

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

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.

The community is invited to a public presentation by Ambron from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 in room UWB2-005 on the UWB campus.

Two other finalists have already been invited to visit UWB. Nabil Ibrahim, vice chancellor for academic affairs and chief academic officer at Purdue University, Calumet visited March 27 and 28. Kenyon S. Chan, dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles, will visit March 30 and April 2.

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.