May 19, 2011

Webcast: UW Conversations with Interim President Wise, May 18

Phyllis Wise updates the community on issues affecting the UW and public higher education as a whole. Watch and learn the latest developments in the budget process, as well as the presidential transition.


May 17, 2011

Join me for a community conversation, May 18

Dear Members of the UW Community: Please join me this Wednesday, May 18, for a community conversation about our budget and other issues affecting our University. I will provide an update on the latest developments, including legislation granting tuition-setting authority to Washington’s four-year public institutions, followed by Q&A. The details for the conversation are below…. Read More


May 16, 2011

Webcast: UW Conversations with Interim President Wise, May 13

Phyllis Wise updates the community on issues affecting the UW and public higher education as a whole. Watch and learn the latest developments in the budget process, as well as the presidential transition.


May 10, 2011

Tuition-setting authority for Washington’s public colleges and universities

Dear Members of the UW Community: Today, the State Senate added its approval to yesterday’s passage in the House of Representatives of E2SHB 1795, granting Washington’s public colleges and universities the authority to establish their own tuition rates for all students the next several years. This is a landmark piece of bi-partisan legislation. The bill… Read More


May 6, 2011

Webcast: UW Conversations with Interim President Wise, May 4

Phyllis Wise updates the community on issues affecting the UW and public higher education as a whole. Watch and learn the latest developments in the budget process, as well as the presidential transition.


May 2, 2011

Join me for community conversations, starting May 4

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… Read More


April 25, 2011

President-designate: Michael K. Young

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  The University of Washington Board of Regents today authorized board Chairman Herb Simon to offer the presidency of the UW to Michael K. Young, president of the University of Utah, and to negotiate an employment agreement with him. The agreement is subject to approval by the board. News release on Young’s selection Presidential transition… Read More


April 18, 2011

Budget update from the president

Dear Members of the UW Community: This message is longer than usual and is filled with information about our ongoing budget discussions with legislators; with faculty, students and staff; and with external stakeholders. We clearly face enormous challenges. The most immediate impact will be felt by the time we decide on the UW FY12 budget,… Read More


April 6, 2011

Statement from UW Interim President Phyllis Wise on House budget

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It is discouraging to see half of the state’s appropriation for the UW disappear in the space of two biennia. On the one hand, we are grateful that the House budget writers recognize the links among tuition, state funds, and financial aid. When the state does not have the funds to support higher education, raising… Read More


March 18, 2011

Responding to the disasters in Japan

Dear Members of the UW Community: The widespread devastation wrought by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has deeply touched and saddened our UW community. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan as they grapple with the aftermath of these tragic events. Fortunately, all UW students and faculty who were in Japan… Read More