Governor Appoints Dean Powers to Humanities Washington

January 6, 2014

Washington Governor Jay Inslee appointed Dean David Powers to the Board of Trustees of Humanities Washington. The organization, which works with community groups in every county in the state, promotes and provides programs based in the humanities.  The two-year appointment began January 1, 2014.

“Humanities Washington provides exciting cultural programming in new ways,” Powers said. “Children, families, and adults of all ages benefit from these cultural opportunities, including the more than 100,000 children and families impacted by the literacy program.”

Humanities Washington supports engagement and dialogue through funding, technical, and organizational support to community organizations. Recent initiatives include Prime Time Family Reading, a humanities-rich literacy curriculum that brings families together with the transformative power of story; grants that support cultural programs; and a Speakers Bureau.

Powers received his PhD in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Before coming to Seattle University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2009, he was a professor in the Psychology Department at Loyola University in Maryland from 1997-2009 and served as department chair 2003-09.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master’s degrees.