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Exploring WACUBO’s 2019 Annual Conference with Ruth Johnston — Walking the Talk and Dealing with Overwhelm

Today brings us a new conversation with one of our favorite return guests. Ruth Johnston serves as Vice Chancellor for Planning & Administration for University of Washington Bothell and is a leader in organizational excellence in higher education. What’s more, she’s third vice president on the WACUBO board of directors, helping the organization bring a vibrant curriculum to business officers in the excellence space.

She joins Howard this week for a conversation in building collaboration between Business and Academic Officers along with useful tips to deal with overwhelm in the workplace, something we all struggle with.  Ruth also gives us a preview of things to come at the WACUBO Annual Conference in Vancouver on May 5-8, 2019. Check out the links in the show notes for more information or visit to learn more.

About Ruth Johnston

Ruth Johnston serves as Vice Chancellor for University of Washington Bothell Planning & Administration and provides leadership for administrative, financial, facilities and human resource operations. Dr. Johnston is a longtime University leader, with 37 years of experience in areas including housing and food services, continuing education, human resources, financial management, finance and facilities, and student fiscal services. She most recently served as Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff for the UW Planning & Management, with responsibility for units including organizational excellence, UW Sustainability and the business diversity program.

Dr. Johnston holds a doctorate in organizational development and higher education, a master’s degree in human relations and a bachelor’s in counseling psychology. Ruth serves as second Vice President on the Western Association of College & University Business Officers board of directors. She also teaches a variety of classes and workshops, and consults with higher education institutions and associations and some federal agencies.

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