Mayor Murray released the following statement regarding University of Washington President Michael Young’s announcement:
“President Young has been an effective and dynamic leader over the last four years, strengthening the partnership between the City of Seattle and University of Washington. Texas A&M will be fortunate to have him, and I wish him the best of luck.
“Not only is the University of Washington a premier public university, it is also the largest employer in Seattle, and an economic engine in the city. It is critical that the City of Seattle and the UW remain strong partners in the years to come.
“The next president has an opportunity to build on the University’s rich tradition as a world-class institution, bolstering its research, teaching, medical, graduate and undergraduate programs while ensuring accessibility to all students.”