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Office of Regional & Community Relations
225 Gerberding Hall
Box 351243
Seattle, WA 98195-1243

Phone: 206.616.7274
Fax: 206.685.1201

Aaron Hoard | Director

Aaron Hoard serves as the Director for Regional & Community Relations at the University of Washington. He helps coordinate institutional policy and response in the areas of land use, transportation, housing and economic development. He represents the University during interactions with City and County governments, military bases, local community groups and business organizations. He was formerly a Comprehensive Planner and Geographic Information Systems Analyst at the City of Bellevue. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Geography.

Stephanie Kang | Deputy Director

Stephanie joined the University of Washington as the Deputy Director for Regional and Community Relations in February 2024, bringing over 15 years of experience from both the public and private sectors. In her role, she contributes to local policy development in housing, transportation, and community revitalization, while strengthening the University’s ties with local stakeholders. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and an undergraduate degree in Geography. Outside of work you will find her running around Green Lake training for her next marathon or hiking and skiing in the PNW with her husband and their 2 boys.

Colleen Boyce | Assistant to the Director

Colleen Boyce joined the Office of Regional & Community Relations in 2017. She handles the team’s administrative needs and provides project support. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, including both prospect management and administration. She is a graduate of Fairhaven College and the UW’s Certificate in Editing program.