UW News

February 6, 2013

UW president calls Jewell selection ‘an inspired choice’

“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior,” said Michael K. Young, UW president, following her nomination today (Feb. 6).

“Few people can match Sally’s deep passion for the conservation issues facing our nation. At the same time, she has a profound understanding of the importance of the land and its use for the people of America. Her strong leadership and management skills, combined with her unwavering commitment to future generations, make her exceptionally well suited for the challenges of the position.

“An alumna of our College of Engineering, Sally has served on the University of Washington board of regents for over a decade. We have been a very grateful beneficiary of her tremendous talents and we are so proud that she has this opportunity to put those talents to work on the national stage.”