Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A Conversation with Michael K. Young, Incoming President, University of Washington
Moderated by Jean Enersen, Anchor, KING5 News
Washington Athletic Club | 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle [view map]
Registration: 11:30 a.m. | Luncheon & Program: 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
On April 25, 2011, the University of Washington Board of Regents selected Michael K. Young to be the University's next president and approved a five-year employment contract. Young, who is 61, was president of the University of Utah since 2004. Under his leadership, Utah's annual budget doubled to $2.6 billion. The number of spinoff companies from the university’s research increased as did private giving, doubling the number of donors. Prior to this appointment, Young had a long and distinguished legal career, including the deanship at The George Washington University Law School. At Columbia University, he directed the Project on Religion, Human Rights and Religious Freedom. He also served as a law clerk to the late U.S. Supreme Court Chief (then Associate) Justice William H. Rehnquist. He also served as ambassador for trade and environmental affairs in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
How does President Young define his leadership style? What are his top three goals in year one and throughout his first five years? How does he intend to continue the difficult work of doing more with less in these continuingly challenging economic times? What is his strategy to make a UW education more attainable and affordable for in-state students? Bring your own questions as we meet and welcome Michael Young to our community!
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Thanks to our co-presenting organizations: League of Education Voters, University of Washington Alumni Association, University of Washington Bookstore, University of Washington College of Education, University of Washington College of Social Work and University of Washington Office of External Affairs.