Office of the President

March 13, 2015

A historic day for the UW and Native Tribes of our region

Office of the President

As one of the world’s greatest public universities, the University of Washington is committed to cultivating our culture of diversity. The opening yesterday of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House (wash-LEB-alt) marked a historic day for both the University of Washington and the Native Tribes of our region. This building is the culmination of a decades-long dream…


March 3, 2015

Accelerating our momentum at the University of Washington

University of Washington

Dear UW family, Today I am honored to begin the interim presidency of the University of Washington — an institution that’s been the fabric of my professional and personal life for nearly three decades. I think of this time as a launch point: a time when we will hasten our pace and accelerate the great…


February 12, 2015

Provost Ana Mari Cauce named interim president

Office of the President

The University of Washington Board of Regents on Feb. 12 named Provost Ana Mari Cauce interim president. Board Chairman Bill Ayer called her “an extraordinary leader of our University – a person who is known throughout our community for her straightforward and accessible leadership, extraordinary intellect, plain-spoken common sense, honesty, sense of justice and deep…


February 5, 2015

Thank you for an extraordinary Husky experience

Michael K. Young

Dear campus community, As you are likely aware from this week’s news, I have made the bittersweet decision to accept the presidency of Texas A&M University. For nearly four remarkable years, I have been honored to work alongside you, the world-class faculty, students and staff who make the University of Washington one of the greatest…


February 4, 2015

President Young finalist for Texas A&M presidency

Office of the President

University of Washington President Michael K. Young on Tuesday was announced as the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University. He is expected to assume his duties at Texas A&M in the spring. In a statement, Young said: “Deciding to be a candidate for the presidency of Texas A&M University was one of the…


January 26, 2015

Disruptive innovation at the UW

Michael K. Young

Entrepreneurial thinking is central to the University of Washington in the most profound and powerful way imaginable. It is also reflective of our state. I see a UW where all students have access to the basic skills and resources for taking a creative solution and pursuing its delivery into the world. It’s a vision of…


January 22, 2015

Open Mike: A Conversation with President Young

University of Washington

Dear students, faculty and staff, Please join us for a series of events to continue the conversation President Michael K. Young started in his Annual President’s Address. From enhancing the Husky student experience, to better serving our community, deepening our research impact or expanding UW innovation, our best ideas start with you. There are three…


January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the UW

Michael K. Young

On Monday we honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of reflection and service. It is right to do so — always, and especially now. Challenging cultural currents envelop the United States and countries abroad: racial and ethnic tensions, questions of bias and justice, heart-rending violence, and patterns of equality…


December 19, 2014

More students participating in foreign exchange programs a top priority

Michael K. Young

Visiting Tokyo this week, I had the distinct honor and privilege of meeting the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, the Honorable Caroline Kennedy. We had a substantive discussion about President Obama’s commitment to doubling the number of students participating in foreign exchange programs, which the Ambassador also expressed as a top priority. The University of Washington has…


December 1, 2014

Gonzaga explores partnership with UW School of Medicine in Spokane

Office of the President

Dear friends, This afternoon, Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh announced Gonzaga’s intention to engage in a community-focused exploration of a medical education and research partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Spokane. We invited Gonzaga to consider a potential partnership as part of our efforts to expand Spokane’s medical school and biomedical…


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