Office of the President

April 8, 2009

President’s Bothell Town Hall meeting, April 14: State of the UW budget

Office of the President

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

All members of the University of Washington Bothell community are invited to join me on Tuesday, April 14, for a town hall meeting on the University’s current budget situation. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss where we are in the state budget process, the implications of pending budget cuts, and our priorities and strategies as we move into the next biennium.

The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and will include a question-and-answer session. For those of you unable to attend, you may submit your questions in advance.

• When: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
• Where: North Creek Events Center
• Time: 10:30 a.m.

I hope you will join me and participate in this important conversation.

Sincerely yours,
Mark A. Emmert

  • Gretchen Gaffney

    Idea: Could UW consider degree choice reduction tuition program– In the midst of global competition, changing world (climate), and the need to educate and compete with China/India and stay a leader in the world in all asepcts, my question is could UW come up with pilot tuition program that says if you go into this area your tuition will be less than if you pick a more popular degree and less demand degree. Reduce/lower tuition on high need or high demand degrees so to direct students to those areas because of countries future needs–green jobs, environmental sciences.

    Thank you.

  • Steve Pearson

    Will upper administration be taking any cuts in bonuses or extra pay? With a reduction in tenure pay and/or bonus pay, quite a few job could be saved. I would hate to think that facility would regard to themselves the same as AIG board members, in this time of families being devastated by being “let go”

    Shouldn’t elitism not exist in higher education, or is this what our core values in America are about these days?

  • Gurpreet Singh

    President Mark Emmert,

    What steps, if any, is the University of Washington taking to ensure that current and future students won’t be starting their professional careers already in debt?

    We all know that times are tough right now, but what actions is the finance/accounting department taking to remedy and mitigate tuition expenses for students?

    Furthermore where can one go to learn more about how the finance department invests?

    Thank You,

    Gurpreet Singh