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Wish list for next UW president

October 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Two panels convened on Wednesday to talk about what the community would like see in the next UW president.  Some want to make sure the next president builds on communication and the relationships with students, staff and faculty.

Julian Wheeler, a UW School of Law student and member of the University District Community Council, said the new president should also advocate social service.

“In almost every instance I’ve had volunteering … it has always been enriched by the University of Washington’s presence,” Wheeler said. “I would press for a president who would similarly press for UW in the social-service sector in the University District.”

Photo of presidential search committee by Qixiu Hu, The Daily

Almost 200 applications have come in for the president’s position, with the list being narrowed to about 20 top contenders.  A new president should be in place by next spring.  Reporter William Dow has full details in The Daily.

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