Sheila Edwards Lange was selected to become chancellor of the University of Washington-Tacoma. Her appointment is set to begin on September 16.
The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington enrolls nearly 4,600 undergraduate students and more than 700 graduate students, according to the latest available statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 9 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Dr. Edwards Lange has been serving as president of Seattle Central College. She was the vice president for minority affairs and diversity for the University of Washington from 2007 to 2015.
“I was attracted to UW Tacoma’s urban-serving mission, commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and its stellar academic programs. That unique combination has enabled UW Tacoma to be an active partner in economic development and prosperity in the South Sound,” said Dr. Edwards Lange. “I am excited about being part of this work and look forward to leading the institution at this critical time in its history.”
Dr. Edwards Lange earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine. She holds a master of public administration degree and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Washington.