Welcoming Dr. Amanda Walker, new Vice Chancellor for Advancement
December 5, 2023
After serving in similar roles at The Evergreen State College and Purchase College in New York State, Dr. Amanda Walker is ready to grow support for UW Tacoma's boundless ambitions.
UW Tacoma welcomes Dr. Amanda Walker to her new role as Vice Chancellor for Advancement.
“As a proud Washingtonian with a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of higher education, I am honored to join Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange and the entire UW Tacoma community to build a bright and promising future for students and the region,” said Walker.
Advancement involves strengthening and enhancing UW Tacoma’s reputation, resources and relationships. Under the advancement umbrella can be found fundraising, marketing and communications, alumni and stakeholder engagement and all the services that support those areas.
Walker will serve as UW Tacoma’s principal fundraiser and provide strategic fundraising, marketing and communications advice to the chancellor and the rest of campus leadership.
“We were impressed by Amanda’s strong reputation as an exceptional leader and fundraiser,” said Chancellor Lange. “This expertise, combined with her deep ties to the Tacoma community, will help us expand the profound positive impact UW Tacoma has on the South Sound region.”
In her new position, Walker will work jointly with Lange, as an integral member of the UW Tacoma Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team, and with UW Vice President for Development Tamara Michel Josserand.
Most recently, Walker led advancement at Purchase College in the State University of New York system. She also spent more than a decade in advancement leadership roles at The Evergreen State College in Olympia.
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