Woodward Named UW Athletic Director

SEATTLE - University of Washington President Mark A. Emmert announced today the appointment of Scott Woodward as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Woodward, the UW's Vice President for External Relations since 2004, has been serving as interim athletic director since February. His appointment is effective immediately, subject to approval by the UW's Board of Regents.

"The search committee and I looked all over the country for an athletic director," said Emmert. "I concluded that we had the best person for the job already in place. Scott is a talented administrator who knows higher education and understands the place of intercollegiate athletics at a university like this. He is student-oriented and as his background in politics suggests, is highly competitive and puts a premium on winning. I have great confidence in his abilities and know he will provide excellent leadership for the department."

Woodward worked with Emmert at Louisiana State University as director of external affairs in the Office of the Chancellor from 2000 to 2004. In that position, he acted as the liaison between the university and government and corporate officials and advised the chancellor on the implications of potential policy changes external to the university. He also served as the liaison from the Chancellor's office to the LSU athletic department and helped Emmert oversee it.

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