Isiaah Crawford became president of the University of Puget Sound in Washington in 2016. As president, he has promoted curricular innovation, which has led to the development of an array of new degree programs, including a master of public health; increased access for all students to high-impact experiential learning; expanded community engagement to include offering a bachelor of arts degree to the residents of the Washington Corrections Center for Women; and created a vice president for institutional equity and diversity position to support the university’s commitment to becoming a fully inclusive and welcoming community. From 2008 until his presidency at Puget Sound, Crawford served as provost and chief academic officer of Seattle University. Earlier, he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (2003–2008), where he joined the faculty of the department of psychology in 1987. Crawford’s program of research has focused on health promotion, human sexuality, and training mental health professionals. Crawford serves on the boards of the Annapolis Group, Independent Colleges of Washington, and the Northwest Conference, and he is chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Crawford earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University and master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from DePaul University.
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