Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange

Community Leader of the Year

About Dr. Edwards Lange

Dr. Edwards Lange has been a leader in higher education across the Puget Sound region for years. Currently serving as the Chancellor of University of Washington Tacoma, Dr. Edwards Lange was previously the President of Seattle Central College and the head of the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. Her accomplishments have brought a more inclusive education to the thousands of students across our region’s universities. These include the renovation of the UW’s Kelly Ethnic Center, the building of a longhouse-style facility on the UW campus, the passage of diversity course requirements for all UW undergraduates, worked to establish the Seattle Promise initiative, the Academy for Rising Educators, and the Black Male Initiative.

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