Northeastern University – Seattle offers high-demand graduate degrees that fill the region’s critical needs for highly educated professionals in science and technology fields, business leadership, and health-care innovation.
Tayloe Washburn, a prominent lawyer and civic leader in Seattle, is the founding dean and executive officer of the Seattle graduate campus. Tayloe, a former chair of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, is experienced in building partnerships between the public and private sectors. He has long advocated for expanded educational opportunities in Seattle to prepare the region’s workforce for the needs of the 21st century economy. A nationally recognized attorney, he holds a law degree from the University of Washington, as well as a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in history, both from Stanford University.
In addition to serving on the Chamber board, Tayloe’s work in the Seattle area community includes serving on the chair of the boards of Seattle King County Economic Development Council, Schools First!, and the Washington Aerospace Partnership, having been appointed by Governor Chris Gregoire. He has also served on the boards of Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy), and the 5th Avenue Theatre.
In 2010, he received Leadership Tomorrow’s 2010 Eddie Carlson Outstanding Alumnus Award and in 2012 was named Enterprise Seattle’s Economic Development Champion of the Year.
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