Office of the President

November 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bill Gates Sr.

Ana Mari Cauce

Photo of Bill Gates Sr.Bill Gates Sr. is a big man with an even bigger heart. On this, the occasion of his 90th birthday, we salute the immense contributions he’s made to our University.

Ever since he earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the UW, Gates has been the University of Washington’s biggest champion. He served for 15 years on the Board of Regents; earned the UW Alumni Association’s Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award; chaired Campaign UW: Creating Futures, which raised $2.7 billion; has been a longtime and active current member of the UW Foundation Board; and has been a vocal, lifelong Husky football fan — the list goes on and on from there.

His wisdom, courage and compassion have made our world and our community a vastly better place. I can think of no better example of Passion Never Rests!

Learn more about this remarkable man in this Columns article.