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Mission

The mission of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center is to help parties involved in complex public policy challenges in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest tap university expertise to develop collaborative, durable, and effective solutions.

Vision

The Center envisions a future in which government leaders, policy makers, and community members routinely employ tools of collaborative decision making to design, conduct, and implement successful public policy processes.

Identity

The Center is a joint effort of Washington State University (hosted and administered by the Office of the Provost) and the University of Washington (hosted by the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance). Building on the unique strengths of these two institutions, the Center applies university resources and knowledge towards solving challenging public policy issues.

Values

Collaboration, consensus, impartiality, knowledge, education, inquiry, and civility.

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Announcements:

FACULTY AMBASSADOR NETWORK KICKOFF

UW and WSU faculty: Please join the Ruckelshaus Faculty Ambassador Network kickoff on February 8, 2024. You can register here and learn more here.

ADVISORY BOARD LEADERSHIP

The Ruckelshaus Center is excited to welcome Betsy Cowles as its Advisory Board Chair, along with Michael Brown and Deanna Dawson as Vice Chairs. You can learn more here.

WELCOME, JULIA!

Following a nationwide search, the Ruckelshaus Center is excited to welcome Dr. Julia Carboni as its new Director. You can learn more about Julia here.

 

Updated on January 22, 2024.