May 21, 2013

President Young in Spokane for meetings with region’s business and community leaders

By Patrick Bell

President Michael Young was in Spokane yesterday for meetings with local business and civic leaders.

President Young Spokane Pearson Packaging 5-20-13

President Young tours Pearson Packaging Systems.

Among other events, he spoke at a luncheon hosted by Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI). In his remarks to the group, President Young highlighted UW’s growing impacts in the region, and discussed how the university’s cutting-edge research benefits the state economy.

Topics of conversation also included the growing range of UW education programs in local K-12 schools, and the UW’s enduring 40-year plus WWAMI program that provides medical education in Eastern Washington.

Later in the day, he toured Pearson Packaging Systems on Spokane’s West Plains with the company’s President & CEO Michael Senske.

Senske is a UW alum (’93), and the incoming Chairman of GSI.

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