Dean's Bio

Ted Pratt, Jr., Dean of Students

Ted Pratt, Jr. , Dean of Students
Photo by Jeff Bates

I have a long and successful history with Western Washington University. I completed both my BA (1981) and MEd (1993) at Western. During my undergraduate years, I worked in the University Residences as an Assistant Manager of an apartment complex on campus, Buchanan Towers. As well as, a Peer Advisor in Academic Advising, and a student assistant in the Vice President of Student Affairs Office.

In 1987 I returned to Western as an Admissions/Financial Aid Counselor, charged with the task of enhancing ethnic diversity among student populations. My career has expanded and changed over the years, including a recent appointment to the WWU Presidential Search of 2008.
~ Dean Ted Pratt, Jr.

Here is some of my education and experience:

2003, Doctorate program credits – Educational Leadership Program, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia

1993, M.E.d., Student Personnel Administration, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

1981, B.A. Theatre/Minor in Psychology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Professional Administrative Experience at Western Washington University:

Dean of Students, 2003 - Present

Office of Student Life

  • University Judicial Affairs
  • Student Assistance Services
  • Ethnic Student Center
  • Western Leadership Advantage (Leadership Development)

Student Activities

  • Associated Students Clubs and Activities
  • Student Government

Viking Union Facilities

  • Viking Union
  • Lakewood
  • Recycle Center
  • Child Development Center
  • Viqueen Lodge
  • The Outdoor Center & the E.D.G.E. Program

Past & Present Positions held:

  • 2003 - Present: Dean of Students
  • Interim Director of Alumni Relations
  • Director, Office of Student Life/Dean of Students
  • Director of Student Support Services
  • Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions
  • Admissions Coordinator for Diversity
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Admissions/Financial Aid Counselor
  • Assistant Manager, Buchanan Towers Apartments
  • Student Academic Advisor
  • Upward Bound Counselor, Upward Bound Program

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES)
  • Northwest College Personnel Association (NWCPA)
  • Selective Services Board, Governor/Presidential Appointment
  • Brothers and Sisters of Whatcom County
  • Emerald City Sports Club (Vice President)
  • Whatcom County Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors
  • Miss Whatcom County Selection Committee

Page Updated 04.25.2013