Office of the President

August 26, 2011

Update on plans for provost search

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: After extensive consultation with faculty, staff and administrators, as well as much deliberation, I have concluded — frankly, a bit contrary to my initial inclinations — that the best course for the University at this time is to conduct an internally focused search for a new Provost

August 5, 2011

KCTS 9 interviews Michael Young

Watch the full episode. See more KCTS 9 Connects.

August 3, 2011

Provost Wise named chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dear Members of the University Community: I am writing to let you know that Phyllis Wise, our UW provost and executive vice president, has been selected as the next chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning in October. This is a great tribute to Dr. Wise’s leadership capabilities and to her remarkable success

July 21, 2011

Update on Metro service cuts and the UW

President Young has sent a letter to members of the King County Council and the King County executive that paints a very clear picture of what proposed cuts to Metro service would mean to UW commuters. UW officials said the impacts would be significant, whether those commuters rely on Metro service today or they drive

July 11, 2011

KUOW chats with new UW president

University Of Washington President Michael Young was a guest on KUOW Radio’s Weekday program. Listen to the interview.

June 7, 2011

Photo: Pac-12 meeting brings together UW presidents past, present and future

NCAA President Mark Emmert was joined by University of Washington Interim President Phyllis Wise and President-designate Michael Young at a Pac-12 meeting in Seattle the first week in June. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan P. Beck)

May 25, 2011

Statement from UW Interim President Phyllis Wise regarding state budget

It is hard to express satisfaction with a budget that removes another third of the University’s state appropriation, bringing it to just half of what it was three years ago. But these are unusual times, and to its credit, the Legislature did much to try to soften the blow and enable us to manage our

Join us for the 2011 UW Awards of Excellence

Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, students and alumni at the 41st Annual Awards of Excellence. Thursday, June 9, 2011 Meany Hall Auditorium 3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Reception Reservations are not required. The Awards of Excellence honor members of the UW community who exemplify the University’s values

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.

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