Office of the President

Statement regarding President Obama’s proposals for rating higher education institutions

We are pleased to see President Obama speaking about the importance of higher education to the future competitiveness of the United States and the necessity of affordability and access for everyone. The University of Washington already scores well on many of the factors the President is promoting such as percentage of Pell Grant eligible students,

Governor Inslee appoints new regents

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to inform you that Gov. Jay Inslee today announced two new appointments to the University of Washington Board of Regents. Read the governor’s press release. Constance Rice has been appointed to fulfill the remaining term of former Regent Sally Jewell who resigned this past spring to become Secretary of the

President Young’s statement on the proposed state budget

The proposed state operating budget agreement represents a significant step forward, not only for University of Washington students, faculty, staff and their families – but also for the state of Washington. For the first time in over two decades, state reinvestment in this budget agreement will allow the UW to hold resident undergraduate tuition rates

2013-15 State Budget expectations

Dear Faculty and Staff: With the Legislature now in its second special session trying to come to an agreement on a state budget for 2013-15, a number of questions are being raised about the unlikely—though theoretically possible—situation that the state could begin the new biennium on July 1 without a budget and without monies appropriated

Another year of impressive accomplishments

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: My favorite time of the year is nearly upon us—the time to celebrate with all those students who have completed the rigors of their degree programs and are about to “commence” the next chapter of their lives. It is exciting and gratifying to share the moment when

Join us for the 2013 UW Awards of Excellence, June 13

Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, students and alumni at the 43rd Annual Awards of Excellence. Thursday, June 13, 2013 Meany Hall Auditorium 3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments Reservations are not required. The Awards of Excellence ceremony honors members of the UW community who

UW President Michael Young comments on House Democrat budget proposal

Statement from University of Washington Michael K. Young on House Democrat budget proposal: “Today’s House budget proposal lacks significant, new state investment in public higher education. Washington ranks second to last in the nation — 49th — in higher education funding per student, with 25,000 jobs in high demand industries awaiting graduates we do not

Early learning and K-12 are UW priorities

President Young stressed the importance of early learning and called the UW’s new online bachelor’s completion program “a good thing for all of us” during remarks to the Alliance for Education in Seattle this week. “As long as I’m president,” he told the group Thursday, “improving early learning and K-12 will be a major priority

UW president joins Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Commission was created by Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council to examine Seattle’s ability to compete in the global economy of the 21st century. Members of the Commission represent a cross section of business, industry and higher education to advise the Mayor and City Council on the development of plans,

Turning the university inside out

President Michael Young writes in the Huffington Post about how the sustainability challenges that society faces will be addressed in large measure by our nation’s colleges and universities. Read the article on the Huffington Post website

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