Bethany A. Pluymers

Associate Dean, Administration

Bethany A. Pluymers

Pronouns: she/her/hers



B.A., Hope College (Mathematics, Business Administration, Education)


Bethany Pluymers has served as the Law School's Associate Dean for Administration since 2002.  She is chiefly responsible for the Law School's administrative infrastructure and human resources, including financial planning and reporting, current and long-range budget, resource management, payroll, benefits, purchasing, and facility use and planning.

Dean Pluymers first joined the Law School as Assistant Dean for Administration, from 1999 to 2000.  During her hiatus from the Law School from 2000 to 2002, she served as Administrative Director of the Vollum Institute, a neuroscience research facility at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, where she directed the business and administrative affairs for the 200-member institute.

Prior to her Madison and Oregon positions, Dean Pluymers served a nearly 15-year tenure in academic administration with the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, as the Business Manager for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Assistant Business Manager in the Department of Pediatrics, and as the Division Administrator in Division of Pediatric Oncology.


  • Bethany Pluymers received the Outstanding Leadership award, one of the 2023 HR Partner Team Awards given during the HR@UW Conference on Dec. 13, 2023. Learn more

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