Center for Innovation in Education

CIE Mission 

The Center for Innovation in Education is committed to enhancing education at Western Washington University's College of Business & Economics by fostering partnerships between business and the university.

This partnership is fostered through a variety of programs and events including on campus speakers, mentorship as well as teaching awards. We encourage you to take advantage of CIE and participate in our next event


  • Professional Readiness

    • CIE offers Professional Readiness seminars that help students improve networking and interview skills, as well as planning for future careers and opportunities
  • Speaker Series

    • These events bring Senior executives to campus to speak on a variety of business topics including Strategy and Ethics
  • Conversation Hours

    • In Addition to the lecture format speakers we want to connect business leaders and students in a setting that fosters dialog and personal relationships
  • Western Business Summit

    • This event provides an opportunity for the CBE faculty, business community, and students to gather, network and recognize accomplished faculty & students
  • Leadership Lunches

    • Luncheons at business firms bring leaders in industry and other organizations together with selected CBE student leaders



Director: Dr. Scott Young
Office: Parks Hall 419C
Phone: 360.650.6693 Fax: 360.650.4844 
Administrative Assistant 1
Jennifer Sires
Office: Parks Hall 419
Phone: 360.650.4583 Fax: 360.650.4844