Two women hope to open social justice-based university in Seattle by fall 2023
Two women hope to open a new four-year university that focuses on racial and social justice in the Seattle metro area by fall 2023. Called Wright University, or WrightU, the 501c3 nonprofit said that it planned to provide accessible education through “curriculum that includes courses in 29 disciplines, including a variety of undergraduate degrees, dual programs, and graduate degrees.”
The two founders are Dr Caitlin O’RB Carter, WrightU Chief Academic Officer, and Maren G. Rosenbach, WrightU Compliance Officer. According to LinkedIn, Carter has been a program designer and consultant since August 2017 and a lecturer at Seattle University since January 2020. Rosenbach is trained in nursing and holds an MLS in ethics and compliance.
Carter and Rosenbach say they plan to employ and educate demographics underrepresented in academia and have “created a pay scale that guarantees equal pay for equal experience.” According to a WrightU press release, they are currently “engaged in an aggressive fundraising effort to build a campus located in the Seattle metro area, recruit staff, admit a student body, and accommodate students, faculty and staff. staff on campus “.