Office of the President

Statement from President Young on death of Sen. Scott White

The following statement is from University of Washington President Michael K. Young: “We are all in shock at the news of Scott’s death. It is just devastating. Our hearts and deep sympathies go out to Alison and their children. Scott was a bright light in Olympia, a skilled legislator and dedicated public servant who always

2011 President’s Annual Address

President Young talks to the UW community in his first town-hall address of the year, touching on important issues like the internal Provost search, new funding opportunities and highlighting the UW’s recent accomplishments.

October is Disability History Month

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Designated by the U.S. Congress as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, October is also recognized by the state of Washington as Disability History Month. I am sending this message to encourage our entire University of Washington community to join in affirming our commitment to equality of opportunity and

Welcome to another exciting year at the University of Washington

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: Welcome to those of you who are here for the first time this fall, and welcome back to all who are returning for the start or continuation of the academic year. It is a very exciting time for all of us as we commence another episode of our extraordinary journey

Join us Sept. 21 to bid farewell to Provost Wise

President Michael K. Young invites you to a reception to bid farewell to Provost Phyllis Wise. Wednesday, September 21 3:30–5 p.m. Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, Microsoft Atrium No RSVP required There will be a short program followed by a reception. If you have questions about the event, please contact McCayla

President’s annual address will be Oct. 12

Save the date! The President’s Annual Address to the University Community is scheduled for Oct. 12 in Kane Hall, Room 130, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be webcast live on UWTV. Have something on your mind you’d like to ask the president? Questions are being solicited in advance of the event, and

A Husky anniversary: A yearlong party to celebrate the UW at 150

The University of Washington’s 150th anniversary celebration has officially begun — and it’s a party that’s going to last all year long. The 2011-12 school year marks a century and a half since the UW opened its doors in downtown Seattle as the Territorial University of Washington. The UW sesquicentennial was kicked off in high

President Young cuts ribbon at new Washington Commons

On Friday, Sept. 9, UW President Michael Young cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the Washington Commons, the new public space for UW alumni in the UW Tower. Read more >

President Young at CityClub Tuesday

King 5 anchor Jean Enersen will moderate a “Conversation with Michael K. Young” during a luncheon and program on Tuesday (Sept. 13) at CityClub in downtown Seattle. CityClub invites people to “bring your own questions as we meet and welcome Michael Young to our community.” Among the issues to be covered: How does President Young

Doug Wadden selected as Interim Provost

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: I am very pleased to announce that Executive Vice Provost Doug Wadden has agreed to serve as Interim Provost while we conduct our search for a replacement for Provost Phyllis Wise. This appointment will be effective October 1. Doug is highly qualified to assume this position, with

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