FEBRUARY 1, 2013

CityU & Others Celebrate its Seattle Campus and Worldwide Headquarters

CityU celebrates its new home, campus and worldwide headquarters in Seattle
CityU Celebrates its new home, campus and worldwide headquarters in Seattle

In January CityU of Seattle celebrated major accomplishments and welcomed several of our international partners and the community at large to open CityU’s new campus located in Seattle’s downtown core.

In early January 2013 City University of Seattle was recognized by US News & World Report to be among the top 50 online bachelor programs in the nation. At the same time, CityU of Seattle was proud to open a state of the art campus and worldwide headquarters in Seattle and dedicate it to the thousands of current students and over 50,000 alumni we serve worldwide.

CityU’s Seattle campus will play a significant role in its ability to continually deliver globally relevant in-demand certificate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The new facility supports the development and deployment of CityU’s rich educational content. The campus occupies nearly 100,000 square feet of an iconic Seattle building in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood; and features 18 interactive and live-streaming classrooms, 21 breakout conference rooms, a high capacity conference center and much more.

The Seattle campus meets the needs of the 21stCentury student in innovative and flexible ways. The campus is a showcase for

Guests, community and alum enjoy the Dr. Vi Tasler Library & Learning Resource Center at CityU’s Open House and Campus Dedication (photo credit: Alan Alabastro)

collaborative learning design in its architecture and furnishings, while embracing individualized learning styles with personalized study spaces. The heart of the university is the Dr. Vi Tasler Library and Learning Resource Center, which offers an assortment of technologies, collaborative rooms, shared tables, private booths, and more, where students and staff can meet and engage with one another and around the world.

To deliver on CityU’s commitment to international education, the Seattle campus is also home to the International College – the first global college within a university in the U.S. Students in the college have the opportunity to study on-location and around the world at any of CityU’s other 33 sites across 11 countries, all while receiving a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor degree.

CityU’s International Partners visit CityU’s Seattle Campus (photo credit: Ken Vensel)

On January 24, CityU welcomed our international partners from Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Mexico, Slovakia, Romania, Vietnam, India and Switzerland to collaborate on international education and best practices in higher education.

In the morning on January 25 the World Affairs Council and City University of Seattle proudly hosted an International Breakfast Symposium on the Debt Crisis in the EU. This symposium featured Dr. Menbere Workie Tiruneh, Ph.D. as a keynote speaker and four guest panelists. You can read more about it here.

Following the Symposium, also on January 25, CityU dedicated a special room to its

President Lee Gorsuch with his wife and daughter at the award and naming ceremony
CityU names special room after retiring President, President Edward Lee Gorsuch (photo credit: Ken Vensel)

retiring President, President Lee Gorsuch. This room is  named the Edward Lee Gorsuch Collaboration Room. It features a special quote, art from an award-winning northwest photographer Art Wolfe, and a view of the city. CityU’s Board of Governors, the President’s family, and the President’s executive team

The Edward Lee Gorsuch Collaboration Room (photo credit: Alan Alabastro)

presented President Lee Gorsuch with this honor.

In the evening, CityU welcomed over 1,000 people to dedicate and open CityU’s Seattle campus and worldwide headquarters.

Some of CityU’s Press Coverage from its Seattle Campus opening included Seattle P-I, The Seattle Times, PRNewsWire, KOMO and the Bellevue Reporter.  Go here to see some fun photo booth shots and to our Flickr or Facebook page to view additional shots from the evening.

Mayor McGinn saying a few words at CityU's Open House and Campus Dedication
Mayor McGinn saying a few words at CityU’s Open House and Campus Dedication (photo credit: Alan Alabastro)
Award-winning restaurateur Tom Douglas raising a glass at CityU's campus opening
Award-winning restaurateur Tom Douglas raising a glass at CityU’s campus opening (photo credit: Alan Alabastro)










Maud Dauden, President and CEO of the Seattle Chamber says a few words at CityU’s Open House and Campus Dedication
John C. McCullough, Board Chair of the Downtown Seattle Association