UW Tacoma Alumni Council

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We reach, connect and celebrate alumni and friends of the University of Washington Tacoma to build lifelong relationships, and to support the University's mission.


The vision of the UWTAC is to be the core of an active UW Tacoma alumni community providing opportunities for lasting engagement, collaboration and networking while supporting the mission, vision and goals of UW Tacoma.

Council Leadership

Position Name Class of Degree
Chair Emeritus Mr. Jean-Paul Willynck 2009 Urban Studies (BA)

Chair Emeritus

Mr. Rai Nauman Mumtaz

2007, 2010

SIAS – Environmental Science


Mr. Joseph Franco


SIAS - Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Vice Chair Mr. Wes Bailey 2013 Milgard School of Business (MBA)


Ms. Chana Lawson


SIAS - Self and Society


Mr. Joe Davis II


SIAS – Environmental Science

UW Tacoma Alumni Relations Officer

Mr. Thomas Duke


SIAS – Arts, Media & Culture

Chair - Service Committee




Vice Chair – Service Committee




Chair – Advocacy Committee

Ms. Megan Nation


SIAS - Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Vice Chair – Advocacy Committee

Ms. Jocelyn Patterson


SIAS - Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Chair - Social Committee

Mr. Jerrol Anonuevo


SIAS – Communication

Vice Chair - Social Committee

Mr. Zvon Casanova


SIAS – Communication

Campaign Liaison Ms. Nancy Draper 2000 Liberal Studies – American Studies
Communications Manager Ms. Rebecca Rosario 2013 Milgard School of Business – Marketing
Student Representative vacant    

Eligibility for Council Membership

Every graduate and recipient of a degree or certificate from UW Tacoma is eligible for membership in the UWTAC. Currently enrolled students of UW Tacoma are eligible to participate in specific student assigned roles on the Council. Alumni, students, former students, faculty, staff, friends, donors and their families are encouraged to take part in UWTAC activities and events.

Members and officers of the Council shall be accepted and chosen without discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ability, race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

UW Tacoma Service Committee

The UW Tacoma Alumni Council Service Committee will promote ongoing partnerships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the benefit of UW Tacoma alumni, faculty, staff, and students. The goal will be to be to show community impact by engaging any and all members of the greater UW Tacoma family. The methods used will be to provide opportunities for involvement to include service projects, mentoring relationships, resource sharing, and community outreach.

UW Tacoma Social Committee

The UW Tacoma Alumni Council Social Committee is dedicated to creating connections. Our goal is to build and foster meaningful relationships with UW Tacoma alumni through events that create memorable experiences, traditions, and strengthens our alumni community.

UW Tacoma Advocacy Committee

The UW Tacoma Alumni Council Advocacy Committee aims to encourage work between alumni, multiple levels of government, and public bodies regarding the development of the university in support of higher education.

Are you interested in joining our Council?

We are always looking for new members! Contact Thomas Duke, Alumni Relations Officer for more information.