Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations
Philip Akers joined UW Bothell in February 2016 as vice chancellor for the Office of Advancement and External Relations.
Akers is responsible for leading the overall direction for advancement, alumni, communications and external relations programs. He works closely with the UW Bothell campus advisory board and volunteer leadership, as well as university advancement. Akers has more than 25 years of experience in higher education advancement, most recently as senior director of leadership gifts and college programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Previously, he served as vice president for university relations at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon from 2007-2011. He has also been vice president at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon, and vice president at Eastern Washington University.
Akers holds a master of arts degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Portland. He is active in several organizations including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and served on the CASE Board of Trustees from 2008-2011.