THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ALUMNI MAGAZINE
In April, Gov. Gary Locke reappointed former Gov. Dan Evans, '48, '49, to the UW Board of Regents. Evans has been serving on the board since 1995. This will extend his tenure until September 2005. The UW recently named its school of public affairs in his honor.
Jack Faris, '68, former director of community strategies for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, became the UW vice president for university relations on June 1. The head of university relations oversees the UW's public relations and communications efforts. Faris was executive vice president and general manager of Cole & Weber, a Seattle advertising agency, from 1985 to 1999. His father, Robert Faris, was a legendary UW sociology professor for 24 years who chaired the department from 1953 to 1966.
Jon Jory, producing director at the acclaimed Actors Theatre of Louisville since 1969, joins the UW School of Drama faculty this fall. The award-winning director has been responsible for the production of 267 new works, directing 31 world premieres, including Getting Out by Marsha Norman, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, and Talking With and Keely and Du by Jane Martin.
Kristiina A. Vogt, a professor with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will become the new dean of the College of Forest Resources on July 1. Vogt, a former UW forestry professor, is the first woman to head a major college of forest resources in the nation. She holds degrees from the University of Texas, El Paso, and New Mexico State University.
Myron Apilado, vice president for minority affairs at the UW since 1990, announced in February his intention to leave that position by the end of the year. In his 10 years as vice president, Apilado greatly expanded the resources and support services for recruiting and retaining underrepresented minority students. A national search for the new vice president for minority affairs is currently under way.
In April, President Bill Clinton named three UW faculty members among the winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers on April 11. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their research careers. Nathan Mantua, a research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and the Oceans based at the UW, does research on climate change. David W. Russell, assistant professor of medicine, is doing pioneering work in gene therapy. Cecilia Moens, a research scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with a UW affiliate faculty appointment, studies zebrafish as a model for human genetics.