UW Impact

July 29, 2022

Were You Redistricted?

Who will represent YOU in 2022? With some current lawmakers stepping down, retirements, and the general turnover of elections, the Washington State Legislature could see 20-25% fresh faces in 2022. In addition, if you were redistricted in February, your state lawmakers may already be new…to you. Redistricting How do you find out if you were redistricted? Some of us found

February 15, 2022

Alumni Advocacy Days | Feb 16, 17, 18

Time to mobilize, Huskies! We’re emailing our lawmakers this week, and this legislative session is chock full of budgetary requests and bills that address the higher education priorities YOU identified in our October 2021 survey: access and affordability, maintaining the UW’s quality and excellence, and expansion of high-demand degree programs. Here is the elevator speech version: We are supporting programs

January 6, 2022

2022 Legislative Priorities

Happy New Year, Huskies! The legislative session starts on January 10, 2022, and UW Impact is ready. We surveyed our alumni again in late 2021 to discern which higher education issues they cared about most. The answers were both clear and familiar: alums care about access and affordability, maintaining quality and excellence, and expanding high-demand degree opportunities. One of the

January 5, 2022

2022 UW Impact Legislative Preview

Join us for the 8th annual Legislative Preview, taking place virtually on January 6, 2022. The topic? Restoring Public Trust in Higher Education. We have university presidents! We have lawmakers! Best of all, we have nearly 80 of your questions, which have helped us shape the program. Learn more and register here.

July 10, 2017

UW Impact Seeks Assistant Director

Job Title: Assistant Director, UW Impact UW Impact, the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, is seeking an Assistant Director. This program and position are separate from the University of Washington and are part of the independent, 501 (c) 3 non-profit Alumni Association. Position Summary Working under the supervision of the UW Impact program director, and in collaboration

July 7, 2017

Operating Budget: How Did Your Higher Ed Issues Fare?

Late on Friday, June 30, Governor Inslee signed the 2017-19 biennial operating budget into law. The UW and the higher education sector fared quite well, even as lawmakers focused on meeting their paramount obligation of funding K-12 education. We’re pleased to see investment in the entire spectrum of education reflected in the state’s operating budget. Our friends at UW State

September 30, 2015

Washington is the only state in the country that will actually lower four-year college tuition costs. UWAA member dues support UW Impact, which is the UWAA’s legislative advocacy program. Since 2010, UWAA members and alumni from around the state have joined together to stand up for the UW and public higher education. Together, we’ve sent thousands of messages to our

August 20, 2015

Sign-up to be an Advocate

A strong UW needs strong advocates. UW Impact, the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, is dedicated to mobilizing alumni on behalf of restoring state support for the UW and public higher education. UW Impact provides you with information about higher education issues, access to events and tools to contact your legislators. Whether you have plenty of time

August 7, 2015

UW Tech Grads Among the Most Talented in the Nation

Recent UW alums don’t have to get too far off-campus to find a use for their newly-minted technology degrees. Washington’s booming tech industry is responsible for employing 238,900 people, and bringing in over $37 billion in revenue, according to a recent Washington Technology Industry Association study. Not only are our grads located in the heart of the state’s tech hotbed,

July 9, 2015

2015 PHELAP Conference Heads to Tennessee

Few are more apt to authentically speak about an institution’s value than an alumnus. Alumni advocacy has a long and storied role in building and maintaining the pillars of many US public higher education institutions. The role of alumni advocacy has never been more vital than it is today. Beginning in 2008, public higher education budgets became a ready target

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