Faculty and staff salaries, accountability to the public, enrollment growth, legislative and budget goals, cooperation among UW campuses, and –above all–the preservation of academic excellence–are among the topics to be discussed by University of Washington President Richard L. McCormick when he addresses the University community at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 in 130 Kane. All members of the UW community are invited to attend. McCormick’s speech will be broadcast live at Tacoma and Bothell.
A question and answer period and reception will follow.
“This is an opportunity for me to discuss where we have come in the last year and to lay out plans for the year ahead,” McCormick said. “The audience, I hope, will leave with a better understanding of the challenges the University faces, the direction in which we’re headed, and how our overarching goals may affect their units. And, of course, I will be asking for their help in making our vision a reality.”
The address follows a favorable review of McCormick’s first year by the UW Board of Regents at its Sept. 20 meeting. The review was based on a list of 20 expectations of the president adopted by the Regents last fall.
During his first year as UW president, McCormick focused on building working relationships with the faculty and students. While continuing to build those relationships in his second year, he expects to put an equal effort into establishing stronger ties between the administration and non-faculty employees.
This will be McCormick’s second UW-wide address. Last November he described his goals and vision in a speech to the University community in lieu of a formal inauguration as the University’s 28th president.