The Bastyr University Board of Trustees unanimously voted in April 2018 to appoint Harlan Patterson as University President. Mr. Patterson stepped into the office as Interim President in July of 2017, following nearly six years of service on Bastyr University’s Board of Trustees, and has continued to guide the University in the execution of its five-year strategic plan.
Prior to his role as Interim President, Mr. Patterson served in a number of executive capacities with the University of Washington, including Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at University of Washington Tacoma, and as Executive Director of the Washington Vaccine Alliance.
“Mr. Patterson has provided steady leadership amidst a challenging time and has identified key goals to advance Bastyr’s mission and the welfare of its students,” says Tayloe Washburn, representing the Bastyr University Board of Trustees. “Looking forward, we are well served by a leader with the experience and acumen he has already demonstrated. Now in our 40th year, 2018 is a time of tremendous change and growth for Bastyr and for the natural health movement. We are thrilled to have Mr. Patterson on board in a permanent capacity and know he will continue to provide strong leadership during this pivotal time in the institution’s history.”