Huntsman advises on stragetic initiatives
Lee Huntsman, UW president emeritus, continues to serve the University as senior advisor for strategic initiatives. Huntsman's responsibilities include a mix of University-wide and UW Medicine activities.
Huntsman is currently working to advance the UW's role in the economic development of the community and to expand technology transfer.
For UW Medicine, Paul Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the medical school, has asked Huntsman to focus on global health programs, South Lake Union research hub planning, and development efforts.
Huntsman brings to his present role years of experience in cross-disciplinary efforts and in building working relationships with leaders outside of academia. He is a former chair of the Department of Bioengineering. From 1993 to 1996 he was associate dean for scientific affairs for the UW medical school. In 1996 he became UW provost. In 2002 he was named interim UW president and then served as UW president until June 2004.