UW Impact

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

March 10, 2017

Visiting Olympia? Want to have coffee with your legislator? UW Impact can help!

As the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association, UW Impact exists to help engage and promote civic advocacy to members, alums and friends of the University of Washington. UW Impact is your source for the tools, information and connections you need to get civically engaged on behalf of the UW and the issues you care about. No political

Policy Spotlight: State investment needed to meet demand for engineers

Too many highly qualified students competing for too few slots: That’s the charge in a recent Seattle Times report that shed a spotlight on the UW’s engineering program. The UW has produced some of the region’s best and brightest engineering alums for generations, but for several years, demand has outpaced supply and students are being left out at a time

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

May 28, 2015

Stay Tuned: Budget Gridlock Heads to 2nd Overtime

The first special session is over, and our state legislators have made little progress toward a final budget agreement. Lawmakers will get 30 more days to negotiate a compromise – or we face a July 1 government shutdown. What does this gridlock mean for the University of Washington? Key challenges include: Tuition costs remain a mystery until a budget is

May 6, 2013

Special Session Looms – Act Now

Our legislators are on break until May 13, but we aren’t! Help us keep the UW and higher education at the top of our elected officials’ minds by taking action today.  Click here to send an automated message to your legislators while they contemplate the budget this week.  Better yet, consider contacting them at their district offices – they’re back in our

March 7, 2013

Spring 2013 Town Hall Meetings

Stand up and speak out on behalf of the UW and higher education! Legislators are coming to a town hall meeting near YOU on March 16 or later.  Check the latest schedule of town hall meetings at the link below.  Most will be held on Saturday, March 16.  2013 Town Hall Meetings What will you say at your town hall

February 4, 2013

Alumni Week of Action

It’s ON.  UW Impact is proud to join WSU Impact and WWU Advocates in pushing our alumni to contact their legislators this week (2/4) in support of higher education.  The timing is right: the reinvestment proposal ($225 million in exchange for a 2-year resident undergraduate tuition freeze at all 6 public universities) is gaining momentum.  Join us by clicking TAKE ACTION

August 23, 2011

Thank you, Colleen: An interview with departing UWAA President Colleen Fukui-Sketchley

Recently former UWAA President Colleen Fukui-Sketchley sat down with UW Impact intern Kiana Scott to reflect on UW Impact’s inaugural year, accomplishments, and hopes for the future. KS: As you look back on your term of service as University of Washington Alumni Association Board President, what is your proudest accomplishment? CFS: While I am proud of the many things we