Brandon Lueken

Brandon Lueken


Director of Grant Development
Bellevue College

Brandon Lueken is currently the Director of Grant Development for Bellevue College. For the past four years, he has helped the college earn over $4 million annually from federal, state, city, county, and private funders for awards up to $2 million. As the Grant Coordinator, he manages all pre-award activities in developing a grant: helping departments identify their needs and proposed activities, developing budgets, writing narratives, and actually pushing the submit button.

Previously, Brandon worked in higher education as a Student Affairs professional, helping students at Bellevue College, Seattle University, and the University of Washing Bothell develop leadership skills, build community, and affect change on their campuses. He holds a Master’s in Education from Seattle University and a Bachelors in English – Creative Writing from the University of Puget Sound.

He has a wide variety of experience with assisting professional organizations, serving as a campus liaison at Bellevue College to both the Council of Unions and Student Programs as well as the unofficial state-wide grant developers meeting. He also served as part of the professional organization in his Master’s Program both years as a communications chair. He would be happy to serve on the Board of Directors for the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association.