It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Joe Lawless as the next Assistant Chancellor for Strategy and Assessment at UW Tacoma. Joe will succeed Bonnie Becker in this relatively new role for our campus as Dr. Becker transitions to her new role as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success.
Joe has a long track record of successful work here at UW Tacoma and in our greater Tacoma community. Most recently, Joe’s primary role has been directing the Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility in the Milgard School of Business. Before joining UW Tacoma, Joe had a successful career working in the local not-for-profit sector, holding key positions at both MultiCare and Tacoma Goodwill Industries.
Recently, Joe has also been coordinating the new campus-wide Dressel Scholars Initiative. He will continue to lead this effort and will also help advance other campus-wide initiatives related to the strategic plan. Joe will start this new position formally on September 1, however, he has already begun to transition with Bonnie as time allows during the interim. In his role as Assistant Chancellor for Strategy and Assessment, Joe will chair the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee, will supervise the campus Institutional Research operations, and will serve as an integral member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and leadership team.
Please join me in thanking Bonnie Becker for her excellent service this past year and congratulating Joe on his new role.