UW Impact

October 23, 2019

UW Impact <3’s the 509

  UW Impact knows the purple pride of the 509. We even have affirming research that shows how far and wide the Husky love spreads here in Washington state. Help us bring your 509 pride to Olympia! UW Impact is the UW Alumni Association’s legislative advocacy program in support of the UW and public higher education. Each legislative session, we

June 6, 2019

National Attention on the Workforce Education Investment Act

In the weeks since UW Impact joined other higher education advocates across the state to celebrate the passage of the Workforce Education Investment Act, much of the country has taken notice, highlighting the legislation as a potential model for other states. The Workforce Education Investment Act is the most significant investment in higher education in the state of Washington in

April 30, 2019

UW and Higher Ed Win!

We did it. Our state lawmakers passed a budget that includes the most significant investment in higher education in more than a decade. In this biennium alone, the new Workforce Education Investment Fund will generate $376 million in revenue for post-secondary education and training. Wow! At the UW, the revenue in this budget will: Fully fund the State Need Grant, which

April 5, 2019

Mixed Reviews of State Budgets for UW

Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature have released their proposed budgets, and the results are mixed for investment in the University of Washington. The good: The House fully funds the University’s requests for support in expanding capacity in high-demand degree programs and for additional resources in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. It does this through dedicated revenue, as proposed in HB

March 28, 2019

UW Impact’s Position on the Proposed Workforce Education Investment Fund

It’s Day 74 of the 2019 Legislative Session, and alumni across the state have visited, called, and sent more than 1200 messages to their lawmakers in support of the UW and higher education since the session began in January. Our message? Advocating for the three funding priorities our alumni identified in statewide polls in 2015 and 2018 as most important

March 15, 2019

Your 2019 Town Hall Meetings

Legislators from across the state are heading home in the next few weeks to hear directly from constituents about the issues they care about most. Attend, wear your Husky purple, and speak out on behalf of the UW and public higher education! Now is the time to make your voice heard to your legislators. Please check out our interactive Town

March 11, 2019

Husky Caucus Day 2019!

On Thursday, March 14th, the UW Impact team, along with members of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees and other supporters of the University, will be headed to Olympia to deliver UW Impact-themed trinkets to our alumni currently serving in our State Legislature. Looking for a meaningful way to get engaged with the University and to advocate for higher

February 26, 2019

EVENT RECAP: Making the Case for Higher Ed

*Special guest blog from UW Impact intern, Kenny Applewhaite.                           UW Impact held its 5th annual Legislative Preview event on January 10, 2019. At the event, alumni, students, friends, and higher education advocates alike gathered to make the case that higher education IS for anyone and everyone that

February 6, 2019

2018 Higher Education Opinions Survey

In 2015, UW Impact conducted its first opinions survey to gain insight into what higher education issues they’d like to see prioritized. Three years later, in the fall of 2018, we conducted another opinions survey. The good news? Our alumni still deeply value higher education and the University of Washington. Here’s what we learned:

January 14, 2019

Legislative Session 2019 Begins!

Welcome back to session! We are thrilled to be mobilizing our alumni and higher ed supporters for a challenging legislative session. This past fall, we surveyed alumni* about higher ed and learned what they care about most for the University of Washington: Maintaining the high quality of a UW education Access and affordability Graduating students with high-demand skills and degrees

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