UW Impact

March 17, 2022

UW Impact Seeks Associate Director

Program: UW Impact, UW Alumni Association FTE: 1.0 Supervised by: Senior Director of UW Impact     Location: Washington Commons at the UW Tower/Hybrid up to 2 days per week. Updated: Mar 2022 Position Purpose  The UW Alumni Association (UWAA) seeks an associate director for UW Impact, the legislative advocacy program of the independent, non-profit UWAA. UW Impact mobilizes UW

March 11, 2022

Thanks, Huskies! 2022 Legislative Session Recap

We have come to the end of the state legislative session, and the news is good: Our Legislature made significant investments in the UW and higher education.  Advocates like YOU helped secure the following outcomes: Access and Affordability: The Legislature invested in an expansion of the Washington College Grant, which will allow qualifying students to receive bridge grants for non-tuition expenses

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 24, 2022

8th Annual Legislative Preview: Watch Now

On Jan. 6, 2022, leaders in private and public higher education and state government gathered online for the 8th annual UW Impact Legislative Preview. The event, titled Restoring Public Trust in Higher Education, discussed what can be done to restore public confidence in our colleges and universities. Brian Flahaven from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education opened the conversation

December 30, 2020

Governor’s 2021-23 budget proposal generous for higher ed

In mid-December, Governor Inslee released his 2021-23 budget proposal. The Governor’s budget was more generous to higher education than expected, despite lower revenue collections due to COVID-19. Inslee’s proposal is equity-focused, with an emphasis on the expansion of job skills training and job creation, both of which require new higher ed investment and protection of current investments. As UW Impact

December 16, 2020

Preparing for the ’21 Legislative Session

UW Impact is preparing for a historic legislative session! With the ongoing pandemic, this session will look different from previous sessions. We want to ensure that our volunteers and advocates know what to expect as we continue to support the UW and public higher education in this new virtual environment. Advocacy Training On December 8, UW Impact held a virtual

September 4, 2020

2020 Candidate Survey

UW Impact conducts a non-partisan candidate survey prior to every Washington State legislative election in order to provide alums and UWAA members with information on the candidates who champion the value of public higher education. Please see below for your candidates’ answers to UW Impact’s 2020 higher education questionnaire. You may search by candidate* name, legislative district and sort information

May 26, 2020

The UW is “Girding for a Tough Financial Future.”

The Seattle Times published a comprehensive article on how our state’s higher ed institutions are “girding for a tough financial future” in the post-COVID era. The UW is prominently featured. We hope you will take a moment to learn more about what we, as advocates, face as we prepare to defend the UW from deep funding cuts in future legislative sessions.

April 10, 2020

UW Impact: Stronger Together

The challenges we face during the COVID-19 pandemic have reminded Huskies that we are stronger together, which is we invite you to stay connected to your UW community now more than ever. Not sure where to start? The UW Alumni Association has a variety of digital programs to help you expand your knowledge and stay engaged with the University. Visit

January 14, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session is Underway

The 2020 legislative session is underway in Olympia. Last session, alumni and friends like YOU encouraged the State Legislature to pass the most significant investment in higher education in more than a decade (read about the Workforce Education Investment Act here or watch the video below for more context). Help us protect that investment in 2020. Write to your lawmakers

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