January 24, 2014

President Young meets with UW Tacoma students

By University of Washington

UW Tacoma students meet with UW President Michael Young. From left: Monika Delfierro, Sam Ross, UW President Michael Young, Shaquita Pressley, Alexa Brockamp.

UW Tacoma students meet with UW President Michael Young. From left: Monika Delfierro, Sam Ross, UW President Michael Young, Shaquita Pressley, Alexa Brockamp.

University of Washington President Michael Young participated in a roundtable discussion with UW Tacoma students last week.

Participants included UW Student Regent Kiana Scott, who served as moderator, and students representing a cross-section of the UW Tacoma student population: transfer, first-generation, non-traditional, undergraduate, graduate and many different degree programs.

The lively dialogue focused on two main ideas: the relationship between the three UW campuses and what about UW Tacoma makes the students proud. UW Tacoma students are proud of many things:

  • Student involvement works at UW Tacoma. Students see clear paths to getting involved in student leadership and in activities and groups that interest them.
  • Access to faculty is excellent and appreciated.
  • Opportunity for community engagement is valued and impressive.
  • Diversity of all types — race, age, economic background – is prioritized and enriching.
  • The focus on undergraduate education is strong and supported by access to academic resources important to first-generation students, such as the Teaching and Learning Center and Career Services.

One student summarized the pride of UW Tacoma in noting: “We are very proud of this campus and what makes us special.”

President Young with UWT Students

UW Tacoma students meet with UW President Michael Young. From left: Joyce Moore, Niko Akhiong, Timothy Sears, Punivalu Alafaio (in back), Monika Delfierro, Peter Pentescu, UW President Michael Young, Paula Fiddi, Alexa Brockamp, Elizabeth Jones, UW Student Regent Kiana Scott, Sam Ross, Shaquita Pressley, Savontai Collins, Guillermo Sandoval.

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