Message from the Interim Dean

Photo of Jill PurdyWelcome to the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma.

As a founding faculty member of this school, I have been privileged to be a part of its growth and development for the past 21 years. I am now very honored to serve as the Interim Dean of the Milgard School of Business, and I look forward to engaging our community of businesses, students, alumni, faculty, and staff as we build knowledgeable, savvy graduates who will transform the world.

Whether you are considering an undergraduate degree, an MBA, or a master’s degree in Accounting or Cybersecurity and Leadership, the Milgard School of Business is a place with exceptional teachers and scholars who are dedicated to helping you excel. Small classes, individualized attention and opportunities for professional growth distinguish the Milgard School. We are fortunate to have the support of the Milgard family and other generous benefactors who provide scholarships and resources to support our growing international reputation.

Our students engage with corporate and community partners to gain real-world experiences that offer a competitive edge in a global marketplace. As a Milgard student, you become part of an active community engaged in learning and growing together. We support you as you expand your knowledge and develop the leadership, critical thinking, and teamwork skills that will prepare you for success. With ethics and social responsibility imbedded throughout the curriculum, we are committed to developing socially responsible leaders who build sustainable organizations and communities.

I look forward to serving the school as Interim Dean and am eager to hear from you—as a student, an employer, or a contributor—as we continue working together to build a world-class business school right here in the South Sound.

Jill M. Purdy
Interim Dean