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Patricia Kruse

Patricia Kruse, SIAS Director of Administration and Operations

Patricia Kruse is the operations and administration executive for the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS) at UW Tacoma. She provides oversight in the creation and implementation of best business practices to SIAS core financial, human resources, and operational programs. Ms. Kruse is responsible for strategic and financial planning, research budget development and management, and the supervision of all SIAS staff.

Ms. Kruse earned a degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa and has many hours of administrative training including strategic planning at Cornell University and Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People training. She is also a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) program trained facilitator.

Ms. Kruse brings 20 years of administrative and operations experience to SIAS. Prior to UW Tacoma, Ms. Kruse worked at the University of Iowa as the Associate Director of the student union overseeing six business operation and facilities.



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