Chancellor Search


The University of Washington Tacoma is in the process of a national search for a new chancellor. The university has hired Diversified Search, an executive search firm, and formed an advisory committee to lead the search.

The University of Washington Tacoma provides access to students in a way that transforms families and communities. As an urban-serving university, we impact and inform economic development through community-engaged students and faculty. We conduct research that is of direct use to our community and region. And, most importantly, we seek to be connected and relevant to our community’s needs and aspirations.

Founded in 1990, the campus is widely credited with fueling a revitalization of its downtown district. UW Tacoma is an anchor tenant in Tacoma’s historic downtown warehouse district, across from Union Station, the Washington State History Museum, the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Art Museum. The campus has helped create a vibrant urban neighborhood, with street-level space on Pacific Avenue reserved for retail use.

UW Tacoma enjoys strong support from the community and civic leaders, as well as the state legislature.

As part of the University of Washington, we share the same overall mission but also have a unique mission as an urban-serving university.

We change the lives of our students, their families and the communities they live in. We make it possible for the most unexpected students to get a college degree—first-generation, working full time, single parents—and these surprising students make the biggest impact when they make their way in the world.

In return, our students and our community change us, constantly reminding us of what matters to them, inspiring our teaching, our research and our role as a catalyst for economic and social transformation.

Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest (cover letter, CV, and five references) should be directed electronically to: