New UW President Makes First Visit to Bothell Campus


July 19, 2011
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BOTHELL, Wash. – University of Washington President Michael Young met with students, faculty, campus administration, and community and business leaders during his first visit to UW Bothell July 18.

Young, whose university presidency began July 1, spent the day learning about the Bothell campus, which has more than doubled its enrollment over the last five years. “I am impressed with this beautiful campus and with how well it has managed such tremendous growth,” said Young. “Bothell will play a crucial role in helping the UW meet the surging demand for higher education in the region and state.”

Young added that he values the collaborative relationship that exists among the campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma. “Each campus brings its own unique character and strengths. The University of Washington serves its students, the state and the world best by providing three unique campuses that complement one another,” said Young.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit

Photo Caption: UW President Michael Young meets with Eastside civic and business leaders during his first tour of the UW Bothell Campus. From left: Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb, US Marshal Mark Ericks, State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe and UW President Michael Young.

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