Division of Administrative Services
The University of Washington Tacoma’s Division of Administrative Services (DAS) joins together five service units to ensure the sustainability and accountability of physical assets, financial resources and business functions using a student-centric focus for the delivery of our services. The Division’s excellence, efficiency and effectiveness in its support responsibilities ensure the campus can focus wholeheartedly on the academic mission.
Under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor, DAS staff members are deeply committed to and proud of UW Tacoma. Whether they are processing budget or grant documents, negotiating contracts, entering payroll data, hiring a new employee, ordering furniture, painting a wall, maintaining HVAC, lighting or plumbing, or providing event security, DAS staff members realize their essential work enables others to focus on teaching and research. They strive each day to fulfill the divisional mission to “support people who transform communities.” To do this, staff members across the Division have embraced the goals, values and priorities reflected in the DAS Strategy Map.
The Division embraces the principles of LEAN and continuous improvement as a way of delivering every day services. Staff members have been trained in LEAN methods and many participate in LEAN projects in pursuit of efficiency and optimization of precious resources with a strong customer focus.
The Division of Administrative Services is comprised of the following units: