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Dr. Debra Friedman

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Phone: (253) ***-****  
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Ave. HSB K-081, Box 357470
Seattle , Washington 98195
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The Seattle-based...   more

Employment History

  • Tacoma Chancellor
    University of Washington
  • Senior Administrator
    University of Washington
  • Dean and Vice President, Downtown Phoenix Campus
    Arizona State University
  • Vice President
    Arizona State University
  • Dean of the College of Public Programs
    Arizona State University
  • University Vice President and Dean
    College of Public Programs
  • University Vice President and Dean
    ASU's College of Public Programs
  • Dean
    ASU's College of Public Programs
  • Chancellor
    University of Washington Tacoma
  • Professor of Urban Studies
    University of Washington Tacoma
  • Chancellor and Professor of Urban Studies
    UW Tacoma
  • Washington University
  • Chancellor
  • Administrative Positions
    University of Washington Seattle
  • Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
    University of Washington Seattle

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • doctoral degree , sociology
  • master's Degree , sociology
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TACOMA, WASH. - University of ..., 16 Feb 2014 [cached]
TACOMA, WASH. - University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor Debra Friedman, a visionary leader dedicated to expanding access to higher education, died on Sunday, January 26, 2014. She was 58.
In his message to the campus community, UW President Michael K. Young called Friedman "a true daughter of the University of Washington.
Peter Pentescu, president of the Associated Students of UW Tacoma, posted, "Debra Friedman was one of the most intelligent, dedicated people I've ever had the privilege of knowing.
Legal Services - [cached]
Debra Friedman, a senior administrator at the University of Washington, has been named dean of the Arizona State University College of Public Programs.
Friedman, who has been at Washington since 1994, is currently director of special projects, development and alumni relations.Prior to that, she served as associate provost for academic planning (1998-2003) and associate and assistant dean, office of undergraduate education (1994-1997).
Since 1995 she has also been affiliate associate professor of public affairs and sociology at Washington.
March 2012 > The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, 1 Mar 2012 [cached]
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. Her 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. She 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. She is a Seattle native.
Dr. Friedman will serve on the Community Foundation's Investment Committee.
Asia -Pacific Conference on Business & Social Science, 28 Jan 2016 [cached]
Debra Friedman, Arizona State University
Phoenix Arizona [cached]
New Board Directors include David Bentler, statewide economic development manager for APS and chair of GPEC's Economic Development Directors Team; Dr. Ángel Cabrera, president of Thunderbird School of Global Management; Jeffrey Crockett, partner at Snell & Wilmer; Dr. Debra Friedman, dean and vice president of Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix; G. Todd Hardy, associate vice president of corporate engagement at Arizona State University; Tom Johnston, senior managing director of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona and chair of GPEC's Community Building Consortium; Andy Kunasek, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for District 3; Jeff Lowe, president of MidFirst Bank Arizona; Paul Luna, president and CEO of Helios Education Foundation; Jackie Meck, Town of Buckeye Mayor; Denise D. Resnik, president of Denise Resnik & Associates; and Anthony Smith, City of Maricopa Mayor.
Debra Friedman, Ph.D., Dean and Vice President, Downtown Phoenix Campus, Arizona State University
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