Kirkland, Wash. – The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) voted unanimously in their June meeting to extend the rolling contract for LWTech president, Dr. Amy Morrison, to 2023.
The Trustees hired Dr. Morrison, five years ago, with full confidence that she would be able to lead the college in a fair, inclusive, thoughtful, and productive way. Since she began her tenure at the college, and with the support and hard work of faculty and staff, the college has made tremendous progress. That growth resulted in the college reaching several significant milestones; including, the development of new programs, including six new Applied Baccalaureate degrees, and securing more than $6.3 million in federal, state and foundation grant funds (including the college’s first-ever National Science Foundation grants, of which the college has since received three). This past year, the college joined forces with British Columbia Institute of Technology and Oregon Institute of Technology to provide engineering, technology and other applied degrees at the associate, bachelor, and master’s levels through the creation of the Cascade Innovation Corridor Project, and lastly, LWTech was also recognized this past year by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation.
Board of Trustees Chair, Bruce Reid comments, “With the contract extension of Dr. Morrison, through 2023, the college will continue to have steady and forward-thinking leadership.” Dr. Morrison adds, “I am humbled by the confidence the Trustees and college community has bestowed in me. I continue to be incredibly proud of the work our faculty and staff do on behalf of the 7,000 students who attend LWTech each year. I look forward to working with my colleagues at the college and throughout the state community and technical college system for years to come.”
As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers nine applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 80 professional certificates, in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
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