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Provost Phyllis Wise named interim UW president

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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3 Responses to “Provost Phyllis Wise named interim UW president”

  1. Harvey Claussen wrote:
    August 20, 2010

    Call it eUW, UW Alumni Blog, Woof….. Great content.

    • Derek Belt wrote:
      August 31, 2010

      Thanks, Harvey! We are very excited about the blog and appreciate your feedback. Enjoy your fall season… let’s hope for decent weather!

  2. Rachel Gonzalez wrote:
    August 21, 2010

    I glad that Wise was chosen, I believe she will do an excellent job in this position.

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