SAES Planning & Administration

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SAES Planning & Administration supports the success of SAES colleagues, programs and services.  We drive innovation, collaboration and accountability and help our colleagues to feel engaged, informed and efficient.

We aim to:

  • Serve as a one-stop-shop that helps colleagues navigate & find solutions.
  • Model and promote efficiency and transparency at UW Tacoma.
  • Recognize & celebrate accomplishments and learning.
  • Facilitate purposeful change and thoughtful transition.
  • Embrace and develop diversity as a strength and value.

SPA provides leadership for the following SAES functions:

Budget Management & Reporting Human Resources
Strategic Planning & Assessment Staff Development
Internal Controls Communications


Our team includes:

  • Kathleen Farrell, Director
  • Shani Abegunawardana, Program Coordinator