Dana Ulrich

Director, Seattle and Regional Relations

Washington State University

Areas of strength for your University: Agriculture (Food & Nutrition), Energy & Environment, Health & Wellbeing (Human and Animal)

Areas of potential collaboration for your University:Research, best practices, industry engagement, student exchange/recruitment
Dana Ulrich is the Director of Seattle and Regional Relations at Washington State University (WSU) in the Office of External Affairs and Government Relations. In this role she serves to connect the University to a variety of constituencies in the Puget Sound region, including local governments, businesses, civic and trade associations, and international organizations by sharing information and seeking opportunities to bring the University’s resources to bear on regional issues.

Joining WSU in 2016, Dana formerly served as the Director of Corporate Engagement from 2016 thru July 2022. Dana also a co-led diversity and inclusion efforts for the WSU Foundation as a member of the organization’s grassroots DEI advocacy group.  She previously worked in corporate engagement roles at Washington University in St. Louis (2009-2016) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis (2005-2009). She holds a degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

​​​​​​​Additionally, Dana is a member of NACRO (2015-present), a network of higher education corporate relations professionals focusing on industry best practices, and currently serves as the NACRO Board co-President.