UW CSE is honored that the University of Washington introduced its President-designate, Michael Young, at a press event this morning in the Bill & Melinda Gates Commons of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.
UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska is quoted in this KOMO-TV story: “This is like any organization. The leadership comes from the top. The tone comes from the top. So having someone with tremendous academic achievement, which he has; tremendous leadership experience; entrepreneurial experience as well; it’s a huge win.”
Impressively, Young – currently the President of the University of Utah – was able to recite a detailed list of Utah’s legendary contributions to computer graphics – the people, the companies, the technologies. He also claimed to have seen Chris Johnson on two separate occasions when Chris wasn’t wearing shorts – a claim that we find suspicious.
From the Seattle Times: “His staff at the University of Utah gave him a set of UW cufflinks, and the UW gave him a goody bag with Husky paraphernalia, including a yo-yo that lights up, from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, where the news conference was held.”