CWU lost a cherished member of its family in July when Vice President of University Advancement Scott Wade passed away at 44 years old while vacationing with his family.
Scott joined Central in 2012 and directed university efforts in development and alumni relations, and also served as executive director for the CWU Foundation. He strived to support the belief in the mission of higher education—transforming lives and empowering students to become successful leaders.
The quality and quantity of Scott’s work was confirmed this year when, for the first time, Central received an Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE recognition is considered the industry’s gold standard. Another of his notable accomplishments was securing funding for the renovation and expansion of Tomlinson Stadium.
The Wildcat family will miss Scott’s commitment to Central Washington University. He was a great friend, impactful leader, and even better husband to his wife Jill and father to their three children Avlynn, Jackson, and Eleanor.