Lake Washington Institute Of Technology Announces 2018 Commencement Speaker

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Kirkland, Wash. – Michael Schutzler, Chief Executive Officer of Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) will deliver the 2018 Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) commencement address on Saturday, June 16 at 12 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash.

Schutzler is an entrepreneur, engineer, and first generation immigrant. Before joining the WTIA, Schutzler led the merger of Livemocha – a community of 17 million language learners – with the popular education software company Rosetta Stone. He also built Classmates.com into the first profitable social media application, transformed online marketing at Monster.com, and grew the online gaming business at RealNetworks to become a global leader. 

“Michael has been an incredible advocate of higher education, and LWTech, specifically. He currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council for the college, and has provided significant input in guiding our technology programs. He and the WTIA are key industry partners helping to assure the applied bachelor's degrees in software development at five community and technical colleges are relevant to industry needs, through AppConnect NW. Michael’s expertise and interest in the college has been invaluable to our students. I look forward to hearing how he will inspire our graduates,” said Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech.

LWTech Commencement Ceremony webpage

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers eight applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees, and more than 91 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.