Joshua Knudson has been an advancement executive in higher education for the past 20 years. He has been Vice Chancellor for Advancement at UW Tacoma since 2008. He has also served in senior advancement positions at the College of Santa Fe, Washington State University, The Oregon State University Foundation and Arizona State University. Josh holds bachelor and master degrees in theatre from Arizona State University and is a former professional actor and member of Actors Equity Association. In 2010, he published The Oregon Shakespeare Festival: A History and an Analysis of a Growth Oriented Model for Institutional Advancement. Some of this research helped inform the Oregon Public Broadcasting production of "The Oregon Shakespeare Festival," which aired on OPB stations in 2015. Josh and his wife live in the North Slope historic district of Tacoma with their two young sons. Josh has served as a member of the Tacoma Urban League board of directors and on several committees of the University of Washington.