Dr. Debra Friedman Joins Board of Directors
Press Release: Dr. Debra Friedman Joins Board of Directors
Expanding Board: We are pleased to announce the addition of Debra Friedman, Chancellor of UW Tacoma, to our Board of Directors and Investment Committee.
background and expertise will be a tremendous asset to our experienced Board.
The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Debra Friedman to our Board of Directors.
"We are delighted to add Dr. Friedman
as a member of our Board," shared Rose Lincoln Hamilton.
Dr. Debra Friedman joined UW Tacoma as chancellor and professor of Urban Studies on July 1, 2011.
In this position, Friedman guides UW Tacoma
's development into one of the premier urban-serving universities in the country.
"This community has created and nurtured the University of Washington Tacoma to help it become what it is today," said Chancellor Friedman.
"Its history, emerging from the concerted efforts of a group of citizens, elected officials, community and business leaders makes it forever the people's university, a public university in the truest sense of the word 'public.' I am pleased to be deepening my engagement to the community that has supported UWT
by joining the Board of Directors of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Prior to joining UW Tacoma, Friedman served as vice president at Arizona State University's downtown Phoenix campus and dean of the ASU College of Public Programs.
While in Phoenix, Friedman mobilized a community advisory board of influential and highly visible leaders and served on many councils and organizations, including those of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Heard Museum and the Downtown Phoenix Partnership.
She has taught at the Universities of Iowa and Arizona and held a variety of administrative positions at the University of Washington Seattle, including associate provost for academic planning and associate dean for undergraduate education.
Friedman holds both master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Washington in Sociology.
has published a book and numerous scholarly articles, and has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation
(NYC), the Hoover Institution
at Stanford, and the Australian National University
is a Seattle native.
Dr. Friedman will serve on the Community Foundation's Investment Committee.