News Archive - 2012
It's always good to see your friends do well. Here are just a few examples of current students, graduates and faculty who've
gone out into the real world and made CityU proud as well as news about our sites, programs and partnerships with universities.
Bellevue, WA – September 20, 2012 – In an ongoing effort to resourcefully address budget restraints and students'
needs, City University of Seattle, a not-for-profit university, announced today a partnership with OfficeMax® Incorporated,
a leader in office supplies and services, to provide students and alumni with significant savings off thousands of school and office products.
The five-year partnership provides the university's students and alumni with exclusive access to CityU's contract pricing on
thousands of OfficeMax products online and at OfficeMax stores nationwide. The partnership also provides CityU with furniture
and office solutions for its new campus and headquarters in downtown Seattle which will open January 2013.
"CityU is committed to finding ways we can better serve our community and be of service. We see this as an opportunity to create
new revenue streams and minimize costs by developing an end-to-end solution through innovative thinking and relationship building,"
said Christopher Ross, vice president for University Advancement at City University of Seattle. "OfficeMax is a solution provider
that will enable CityU to maximize efficiencies; we're thrilled to partner with them!"
In addition to offering CityU's community discounts, OfficeMax will provide CityU with janitorial products, branded promotional
items, technology services, furniture and printing solutions at a discounted rate as CityU begins to move into their new
headquarters and urban campus located at 521 Wall Street in Seattle.
CityU and OfficeMax will continue to explore additional opportunities and ways to collaborate.
Bellevue, WA – July 13, 2012 – Today, City University of Seattle is launching an International College within the university. The college will be located at CityU's downtown campus at 521 Wall Street in Seattle, Washington. It will only offer onsite Bachelor Degree programs and will invite students to attend one of CityU's international locations during their four years of study. The development of the International College is a response to the growing need for a global higher education experience; and is ideal for those who desire a hands-on, on location, international experience. The International College is enrolling students now and will start classes in the 2012/2013 school year.
The goal of the College is to foster independent thinkers who are actively engaged in their education, globally aware, and prepared to lead successful professional and personal lives. To achieve this, the courses will be taught by professionals who will integrate international perspectives into their course curricula. Throughout the program, students will study with a cohort and a faculty that draw on different parts of the world and the United States. An honors program will be offered within the college with students completing a series of requirements listed on the International College's website
. The diversity of the cohort and the study abroad module, energize and differentiate the International College from anything else in the area.
The degrees offered within the International College are a
Bachelor of Arts in Management
a Bachelor of Science in Accounting
a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems
According to Melissa Mecham, Vice President of Admissions & Student Services, states "While most traditional universities have a four-year degree program, and several have honors programs, no university or college in Seattle has an 'International College' that is entirely focused on students obtaining international knowledge while learning about their chosen area of study. We are thrilled to offer this kind of education and global perspective to students at the undergraduate level, and greatly look forward to welcoming the first cohort this fall."
To find out more about the International College, visit: http://internationalcollege.cityu.edu
Bellevue, WA – June 4, 2012 – After six years of inspired leadership with City University of Seattle (CityU), President Lee Gorsuch
announced he will retire in one year on June 30, 2013. During his tenure, President Gorsuch advanced the university's academic rigor,
international vision, and global partnerships considerably. These advancements led to greater access, flexibility, and opportunity for
students around the globe. Launching CityU's first Doctoral program; a successful partnership with Starbucks; delivering international
partnerships with China, Mexico, and Vietnam; and soon, moving CityU's headquarters and main campus to the thriving South Lake Union
neighborhood in Seattle, are all among President Gorsuch's major accomplishments. More than 14,000 students will have received degrees from CityU during his service as President.
According to Hiep Q. Quach, Chairman of the Board, "The Board of Governors is grateful to President Gorsuch for his insightful leadership,
vision, and impact. We look forward to having a strong partnership with him and his leadership team over the next year as we search for
his successor. Considering the innovative initiatives his leadership team is doing, we know there are great times ahead for CityU."
Over the next 12 months, the board will conduct a national search for CityU's next president. Specifically, they will look for
someone with the right balance of academic rigor and proven business success who can take CityU into its next chapter, as the flexible
college of choice for people in Seattle and around the world who see the value of an education with global insight.
"It has been a pleasure to govern such an innovative and dynamic university for the past six years. Without question CityU staff,
faculty and our collective pursuit of excellence in the quality of learning and teaching has had a positive impact on many people's life.
When I retire next June, I do so with full confidence that the university is well positioned to continue to provide outstanding
education to students in the Seattle area and around the world." said Lee Gorsuch, President of CityU.
The executive search will begin June 2012. For a complete biography of President Gorsuch, please go here
Bellevue, WA – May 15, 2012 – Today, City University of Seattle (CityU) announced it has launched a g
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Adult Learning
. Classes begin in October 2012.
The M.Ed. in Adult Learning program is uniquely designed for professionals who teach adults and want to expand their expertise to
integrate current theory and best practices. Offered entirely online, this program is flexible around a full-time work schedule.
As with every program at CityU, the goal is for students to be able to apply what they learn the very next day. Students in this program
will learn how to integrate technology, apply traditional and non-traditional teaching techniques, and engage with adult learners in a
variety of ways. Instructional and curriculum design, e-learning techniques, and evaluation methods are just a few of the topics taught
within this Master's program. Students will be studying in the environment that adult learners will need and demand in the future.
"The training landscape is changing," says Kelly Flores, the Program Lead for the M.Ed. in Adult Learning program. "We have carefully
designed this program to ensure that trainers and adult educators are well--equipped to prepare today's workforce for tomorrow's
To learn more about this program and how to apply, students can go here
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - VSM and City University of Seattle hosted the finals of the national round of the
Slovakia international student contest, the Global Management Challenge. VSM and CityU were represented by the "BCB Team";
which was composed of three students: Miroslav Čierny, Ctibor Belák and Maroš Bežák.
We are very happy to announce that the VSM / CityU team ranked third among 22 teams from different business and economic
universities in Slovakia. The national round of the GMC was patronaged by the Ministry of Education and the Bratislava-Petrzalka
City District. VSM / CityU served as a co-organizer of the national round. With the main organizer, VSFS Prague, VSM/CityU donated
the main prize of event, which was a full MBA scholarship to the winning student team.
The winning team from the Comenius University, will represent Slovakia at the international finals in Kyjev, Ukraine April 16 to April 20.
The Global Management Challenge is the largest strategy and management Competition in the world. It's the largest international
event based on business simulations, in which more than 480.000 university students and company managers participate throughout
the world. The Global Management Challenge consists of a Management Simulation in which each team runs a Company, with the objective
of getting the highest company share price on the simulated Stock exchange. It truly is offering students a relevant education,
which is what we are all about!
Congratulations VSM/CityU students!
BELLEVUE, WA. - City University of Seattle's "Students In Free Enterprise" (SIFE) team will compete in Seattle, Washington's SIFE USA Regional
Competition on March 30, 2012. The event is one of 11 regional competitions being held across the country this month and next.
Each year, CityU of Seattle, a not-for-profit university headquartered in the greater Seattle area, has students at the master's
and bachelor level participate in this competition. Annually students tackle issues that their community faces on a daily basis.
Throughout SIFE's history, students have learned business concepts through developing community outreach projects that improve
the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.
This year, CityU students focused on having a more sustainable future in five different projects. Poor nutrition; hunger; carbon
emission; and joblessness were all issues being addressed in student projects. To raise awareness around such issues, students
integrated marketing techniques; traditional and non-traditional fundraising tactics; and went out into the communities to practice
what they were proposing. This resulted in students getting hands-on experience and two grants. HSBC awarded one team of students
with the "HSBC Financial Literacy Grant"; and Lowe's awarded students with the "Lowe's Community Improvement Grant".
"To lead a team of people from five different countries with one vision has been extraordinary. I've learned a lot about managing
a team of people, budgeting, and executing a plan. While doing this, I've seen the many benefits of having a myriad of different
perspectives. I look forward to participating in the competition on Friday and would recommend participating in SIFE to anyone
who would like to get experience while serving his or her community," said Winnie Paramita, President of CityU SIFE team.
CityU is one of nearly 600 programs in the United States participating in SIFE's competition. According to CityU's SIFE Sam
Walton fellow, Kathy Cox, "The international perspective of this team is what gives our team an edge and is what differentiates
us from the others. To see my students focus on issues like hunger, the environment and nutrition; and to hear what they all had
to say about it was fascinating. It showed me the value of having an international perspective, when trying to tackle community
issues. CityU is passionate about reaching anyone with the desire to learn and I must say, as often as I taught them about team
work and business strategy, they too taught and inspired me throughout this process."
If CityU's SIFE team wins on Friday, they will advance to the 2012 SIFE USA National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, May 22- 24.
Read a more in-depth account of the projects on our blog
Read more about CityU's school of management programs
BELLEVUE, WA. - Today, City University of Seattle became one of four schools in the state of Washington to offer curricula
that has been certified by The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program of the National Security Agency/Central
Security Service (NSA/CSS). This certification will allow CityU of Seattle to award students completing a Master of Science in
Information Security, and a specialty within the Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems, with a CNSS certification
Program thoroughly assesses
commercial, government and academic sources against national standards set by the
National Security Systems
(CNSS). IACE standards provide consistency in training and education across institutions. Their assessment
and review assures critical skills and information is being taught to students, so national security is upheld. This certification
demonstrates that the coursework being taught at CityU maps directly to CNSS National Standards.
According to Dr. Kurt Kirstein, Dean of CityU's School of Management, "City University of Seattle has long been committed to offering
relevant education to students to help them excel in their careers. The CNSS certification provides evidence to top employers that
students have completed a premier certification program in information security that is recognized by industry and the United States
government. This certification will enable our students to pursue new career opportunities. I'm delighted the courses in our Master
of Science in Information Security and the Information Security emphasis of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems were deemed
worthy of the CNSS certification."
The official certificate will be awarded to CityU at the 16th annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education
Find out more about CityU's Master of Science in Information Security
program. Find out more about CityU's
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems
BELLEVUE, WA. - Today, City University of Seattle, a not-for-profit university, announced it has acquired one of Washington state's
top language schools – the Washington Academy of Languages (WAL). The addition of WAL to CityU will significantly expand CityU's
language offering to students in Seattle and around the world. Particularly, it will help student who are learning
English as a second language
; professionals or students who want acquire
skills and/or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
) who need training.
WAL has been a privately owned, not-for-profit, language school for 30 years. Its courses and curriculum have been praised among
academics, professionals and linguists throughout the years. Operating in eleven countries with increasing numbers of international
students coming to the U.S., proficiency in English is a key for students' academic success. CityU is delighted to strengthen its
language teaching capabilities as an added dimension of its move to Seattle. Developing an urban learning campus in South Lake Union
will enhance both CityU's and WAL's capacities to better fulfill their missions. WAL's director and owner, Dr. Paul Schneider,
said it was CityU's mission, passion, and vision that convinced him he could entrust his school, faculty and staff with the university.
"CityU's urban learning campus is centered on expanding access and meeting modern students' educational needs. With the business world
being 'flat', language proficiently is a desired skill employers want to see cultivated in their future and current employees. In this
competitive market, CityU wants to offer the opportunity for people to learn these skills – online and/or onsite. Whether it's learning
English, Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, etc. - our goal is to equip students with the best education possible. Through WAL's proven curriculum,
we are better positioned to achieve this goal." said Lee Gorsuch.
Currently, WAL is located at 2 Nickerson St., Suite 201 Seattle, and at 2150 N 107th Street Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98133. WAL staff
and faculty will move with CityU later this year, into CityU's urban learning campus
located at 6th and Wall.
for a complete list of WAL's courses.
BELLEVUE, WA. - CityU of Seattle, a not-for-profit university, announced today it will move its headquarters from Bellevue to the Sixth
and Wall building in Seattle, Washington. Through this move, CityU aims to continue the revitalization of one of the region's most dynamic
communities – South Lake Union – by providing an opportunity for continuous learning downtown. The first floor of the new location features
predominantly student and community-facing amenities including classrooms, state of the art teaching facilities and resource centers to
support students and the neighborhood. The second floor accommodates administrative offices and academic support staff. Combined, CityU
will occupy approximately 88,000 square feet of this iconic Seattle building.
"City University of Seattle will help enhance innovation and improve Seattle's quality of life – two key elements of a city that can compete
in the global economy," said Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.
Since 1973 CityU has been committed to providing a relevant, flexible and accessible education for students managing their education alongside
work, while managing life's many curveballs. CityU's new urban learning campus will provide students and the community with the ability to
attend classes in contemporary, interactive and innovative learning spaces, during or after their work day. The South Lake Union neighborhood
offers the perfect urban learning environment that modern student life requires such as internship opportunities at innovative landmark companies
and a myriad of affordable transportation, entertainment and living options within a 1-mile radius.
"While online education continues to develop at CityU, the need for a physical campus to meet and exchange ideas, activate discussions and learn
face-to-face will never go away. The challenges are: how does one make a school or a higher education facility relevant today and tomorrow?
And how do you complement the independence of online education with the need for the human connection? By moving our headquarters to South
Lake Union and creating this urban learning campus, we're able to offer students a live-learning environment that is rich with opportunity,
increased access, and new ways of learning. To commemorate the announcement of our new campus in Seattle, we are offering City of Seattle
employees, Seattle School teachers and students, and downtown Seattle businesses 20% off CityU tuition." said Lee Gorsuch, President of CityU of Seattle.
According to Dave Sabey, owner of 6th and Wall and long time Seattle developer, "Life-long learning is a core value of Sabey Corporation;
education is central to our region's future. We are delighted to play a part in enhancing continuous education in Seattle's downtown through this fine institution."
While CityU is moving its headquarters to Seattle, it remains committed to the east side and will keep a select number of classrooms in Bellevue.
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