University of Washington Executive Vice President and Provost Phyllis Wise was named the school’s interim president July 8 at a public meeting of the UW Board of Regents. She will serve in that position until the Board of Regents finds a replacement for Mark Emmert, who is leaving the UW in November to head the NCAA.
Wise is a professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Biology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UW. She is the first woman and first Asian-American to serve as UW president.
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