For Immediate Release

Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law


Gift to UW School of Law Establishes Innovation Fund

Linden Rhoads

A generous gift from Linden Rhoads, the Vice Provost of UW TechTransfer, established a discretionary dean's innovation fund at the UW School of Law to encourage important thinking and dialogue on cutting-edge questions of law and policy. The Linden Rhoads Dean's Innovation Fund recently sponsored Three Degrees, an internationally-renowned UW law student-led climate change conference that addressed human rights.

As the Vice Provost of UW TechTransfer, Rhoads leads the unit of the University that seeks to commercialize discoveries made from research conducted at the UW. She is a veteran executive in the Seattle high tech community, working with a number of successful Seattle-based startups, including ChiliSoft,, AdRelevance, GBI and Nimble Technology.

A graduate of Smith College, Rhoads majored in Geophysics and later attended the UW School of Law, where she focused on intellectual property. She has been an active member of the UW community, serving on the board of the Washington Technology Center, the Dean's Advisory Board at the UW Law School, the steering committee for the UW Law School Capital Campaign and the campaign committee for the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.

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