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December 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM
University of Washington President Michael Young took a swipe at the state’s prepaid college tuition program Thursday during a public interview with an Atlantic Magazine editor.
Answering a question about differential tuition before an audience of about 70 people, Young described how the UW has been unable to charge different amounts for different majors in part because of the state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) plan. He described GET as “a strange program — a Ponzi scheme, essentially,” which elicited a chuckle from the audience.
UW spokesman Norm Arkans said Young has used the phrase to describe GET before, and called it “a handy quip to explain what he perceives as the financial fragility of the GET program.” State Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, also described it as a Ponzi scheme earlier this year.
September 12, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Calling his performance “solid,” the University of Washington regents increased President Michael Young’s salary by 4 percent, to $570,000, on Thursday.
The increase means he’ll make an additional $22,000 a year.
Regent Joanne Harrell said Young’s role was especially critical in the last year, when the university received a bump in funding from the state Legislature, allowing the UW to freeze tuition for the next two years.
After Harrell laid out a brief case for increasing Young’s salary, the regents voted unanimously in favor of it, without discussion.
The salary of Young’s predecessor, Mark Emmert, was a sore point for some lawmakers, faculty and students; at one point, Emmert was the second-highest-paid university president in the country.
According to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual salary survey, Young was the 12th-highest-paid university president in the country in 2012. That calculation included the money he will make if he stays with the university through 2016, at which point he will collect nearly $1 million in deferred compensation.
It is the first time since he was hired in 2011 that Young has received an increase.
December 6, 2011 at 3:16 PM
Ana Mari Cauce, the dean of the University of Washington’s College of Arts & Sciences, will become the next provost of the university, President Michael Young announced Tuesday.
Young had earlier named Cauce his top candidate for the job, which is the second-highest-ranking post at the university. The appointment is subject to approval from the UW’s Board of Regents, which meets next on Dec. 15. She will start the job January 2.
Cauce will be in charge of academic programs and the budget, and will make $405,000.
Born in Cuba, Cauce and her family went into exile after Castro’s revolution. She grew up in Florida, where she went to the University of Miami for her undergraduate degree, and received graduate degrees at Yale University.
She started as a UW assistant professor of psychology in 1986 and moved up to eventually chair the department. She also served as executive vice provost between 2005 and 2008, and she has been dean of the College of Arts & Sciences for three years.
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