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Chancellor Mark A. Pagano

The University of Washington Tacoma is one of the premier urban-serving universities and one of the fastest-growing public, master's-granting institutions in the nation. We are one of three UW campuses, and are proud to provide access to an excellent UW experience for citizens of the South Sound and beyond.

Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or following a family tradition of higher education, I welcome you to the Tacoma Husky family!


Charting Our Course

What's happening with the Strategic Plan? We're glad you asked. Review 63 initiatives that are moving the plan forward.

Our Values: Access, Excellence, Diversity, Community, Innovation

Photo os Chancellor Pagano talking with students on campus

Response to COVID-19

UW Tacoma is working closely with Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) and with leadership at UW in Seattle as public health authorities throughout Washington state monitor the spread of COVID-19. Visit our Coronavirus/COVID-19 Facts and Resources page for the latest information.

Town Halls

The most recent Chancellor's Town Hall is available to watch online.

Although we couldn't get to all questions during the session, a full Q&A will be posted shortly. You can continue to send questions to

FY 21 Budget Planning

UW Tacoma has begun planning for the 2020-21 fiscal year budget. You can find our current Budget Primer and a budget request worksheet on the Budget, Planning & Analysis page.