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Michael K. Young became President of the University of Washington in July 2011. His path to the UW was the culmination of three decades of teaching, research, public service, and leadership in higher education.

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President’s Annual Address

Join President Michael K. Young as he highlights the University of Washington’s recent successes and discusses how our unique vision, commitment to innovation, and shared passion for the work we do is shaping a boundless future for our community, our state and our world.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m. (Doors open at 3:15 p.m.)
  • Mary Gates Hall Commons

Freshman Convocation 2014

President's speech
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Washington Futures

The UW’s investment in Washington: A vital state institution

President Young on Facebook

Brown vs. Board of Education

Sixty years ago, a court case changed the course of U.S. public education, paving the way for diversity and equality in classrooms: Brown vs. the Board of Education. President Young reflects on how the landmark ruling transformed public education — and opened doors for generations of young people. Watch the video.