September 3, 2013
UW welcomes Bjong Yeigh, UW Bothell chancellor
Bjong “Wolf” Yeigh takes the helm this week as chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.
Yeigh most recently served as professor and president of the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome.
Yeigh has been at the institute since 2008, where he has overseen operations for the 800-acre science and technology campus, the State University of New York system’s only institute of technology. During his tenure, he secured $15.5 million in capital grants for cybersecurity and nanotechnology programs and led the effort to gain two rounds of funding for regional economic development projects totaling $119.9 million.
Yeigh oversaw the largest expansion of the campus to date, guiding the building of more than $100 million in capital projects including a student center, field house, and a residential complex. He secured private and public funding to significantly add science, technology, engineering and mathematics faculty and student excellence scholarships.
He is a founding member and serves on the board of directors of the Fort Schuyler Management Corp., a nonprofit organization that supports industry-government partnerships for State University of New York Institute of Technology.
Yeigh holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Dartmouth, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford and a master’s and doctorate in civil engineering and operations research from Princeton.
UW Bothell, established in 1990 to serve students in North King and Snohomish counties currently enrolls 4,100 students.