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Dr. Debra Friedman

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University of Washington
4311 11Th Ave NE Box 354985
Seattle , Washington 98105
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

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  • 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.
Dr. Debra Friedman Joins Board of Directors > News > The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, 1 Mar 2012 [cached]
Dr. Debra Friedman Joins Board of Directors
Dr. Debra Friedman Joins Board of Directors Thursday, March 1, 2012
Chancellor of UW Tacoma brings proven track record of success to the organization Tacoma, WA: The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, one of the region's leading philanthropic organizations, today announced the appointment of Dr. Debra Friedman to its Board of Directors.
"We are pleased to add Dr. Friedman as a member of our Board of Directors," said Rose Lincoln Hamilton, President and CEO.
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 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.
Prairie Line Trail -, 16 Dec 2013 [cached]
No decisions are final until Chancellor Debra Friedman makes them and she "is definitely looking at the feedback," he said.
UWT Chancellor Debra Friedman and Harlan Patterson, her vice chancellor for administrative services, directed the design team to make sure bike and pedestrian use has equal footing with campus gathering and open space.
And Friedman and Patterson directed that historic elements, including the rails, be included in the trail and want designers to suggest materials, primarily concrete and steel, that reflect the industrial legacy of the campus.
Dr. Debra Friedman has been ..., 29 Mar 2012 [cached]
Dr. Debra Friedman has been appointed to the board of directors of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. She is chancellor and professor of Urban Studies at University of Washington Tacoma. Friedman master's and doctoral degrees are 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.
Board of Regents | Downtown Voices Coalition, 8 April 2015 [cached]
Debra Friedman, ASU [Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] - Arizona State University is tapping a new leader for a powerful post within its high-profile downtown Phoenix campus. Debra Friedman, 52, the dean of the College of Public Programs, is likely to become the new public face for the downtown campus. The Arizona Board of Regents could vote on the change as early as March, Friedman said. If regents approve the change, Friedman will become the vice president of the campus and an influential figure in downtown Phoenix development.
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