Since May 2015, Michael K. Young has served as the 25th president of Texas A&M University. Before coming to campus, he served with distinction as the president of the University of Utah and the University of Washington, where he elevated both public universities nationally and internationally, enhancing their commitment to innovation and increasing their federal research funding.
An esteemed leader and scholar, he is a graduate of Harvard Law School, with a broad array of intellectual interests and professional accomplishments. Among his experiences, he served as the law clerk to the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, worked extensively on treaties related to German unification, and helped create the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
At Texas A&M, he has envisioned and implemented a strategy to help the university continue to rise among the ranks of major public universities, earning renown for innovative programs such as our President’s Excellence Fund and our Student Success Initiative, as well as supporting our Lead by Example campaign, which has become the most successful fundraising campaign in the history of our university.