Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

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Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus: ‘We have a lot to celebrate and market here’
Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus meets with students, faculty and staff during a “Chit Chat” on Friday at El Centro de Muchos Colores in the Student Union at the college. Stritikus has been on the job for about five weeks. He has spent most of that time listening and seeking feedback from those on campus.
Tom Stritikus’ background

Tom Stritikus, Fort Lewis College’s new president, came to the school after serving as deputy director of education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
He also served as dean of the University of Washington College of Education, which he led through a budget crisis. Under his direction, the College of Education’s annual budget grew from $48 million to $84 million.
Stritikus is a first-generation college graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993.
He holds a doctorate in Education in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of California-Berkeley.

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus meets with students, faculty and staff during a “Chit Chat” on Friday at El Centro de Muchos Colores in the Student Union at the college. Stritikus has been on the job for about five weeks. He has spent most of that time listening and seeking feedback from those on campus.

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus meets with students, faculty and staff during a “Chit Chat” on Friday at El Centro de Muchos Colores in the Student Union. ++

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus meets with students, faculty and staff during a “Chit Chat” on Friday at El Centro de Muchos Colores in the Student Union. Addressing declining enrollment will be an early challenge Stritikus must tackle.
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