Dear Members of the UW Community:
First, I want to congratulate UW President-designate Michael Young and welcome him to our community. His impressive background in academia and public service as well as his extensive leadership experience and commitment to collaboration make him a wonderful fit for our University, and I look forward to working with him to secure a strong future for the University of Washington.
As Regent Herb Simon indicated in his announcement to the University community, UW President-designate Young will take office on July 1. Between now and then, a great deal will happen, particularly in regard to our state budget. With our state legislative leaders currently in a special session to finalize a budget, I know there is much interest within our community regarding issues affecting the UW and public higher education as a whole. To help keep everyone up to date on the latest developments in the budget process as well as the presidential transition, I will be holding a series of community conversations, the first of which will be later this week. The format will be similar to a town hall meeting in that I will give a brief presentation followed by Q&A, but these meetings will be on a smaller, more informal scale. They also will be recorded for later viewing on the Web if you cannot attend.
- Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Orin’s Place, PACCAR Hall, 4 – 5 p.m.
- Friday, May 13, 2011
Foege Auditorium, William H. Foege Genome Sciences Building, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Microsoft Atrium, Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, 12 – 1:00 p.m.
I hope you will be able join me at one or more of the community conversations.
Phyllis M. Wise