Office of the President

August 29, 2011

Doug Wadden selected as Interim Provost

University of Washington

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…

August 26, 2011

Update on plans for provost search

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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

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Watch the full episode. See more KCTS 9 Connects.

August 3, 2011

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

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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

Gina Hills

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

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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

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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

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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.

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