The University of Washington President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee (MCAC) honored and bid farewell to outgoing President Mark Emmert at its Sept. 21 meeting in the Regent’s Room in Gerberding Hall. Committee members offered words of praise and well wishes to Emmert, who is departing UW on Oct. 1 to become the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). MCAC chair Larry Gossett presented Emmert with a framed certificate of appreciation.
The committee also welcomed Interim President Phyllis M. Wise, who was appointed by the Board of Regents to succeed Emmert during the presidential search. Wise was the provost and executive vice president, and in that role served as the UW’s chief academic and budgetary officer.
The President’s MCAC was established by past President Richard L. McCormick in August 1997 to advise him on important questions and diversity issues facing the UW. The MCAC meets with the president three times per year.
Pictured left to right: Back Row- Rodrigo Barrón, Al Sugiyama, Sheila Edwards Lange, Sapina Pele, Marty Bluewater, Romayne Watt, Vivian Lee, Mary Pugh, Kip Tokuda. Front Row- Larry Gossett, Phyllis Gutíerrez Kenney, President Mark Emmert, Interim President Phyllis Wise. Not pictured: Oscar Eason, John McCoy, and the late Roberto Maestas. Photo by Ian Gonzales