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Trump's pick for acting defense chief brings knack for complex issues honed at UW, Boeing

Dec 25, 2018 - The Seattle Times

On Nov. 10, 2016, Pat Shanahan, chair of the University of Washington's board of regents, delivered a message to students and faculty shaken by the election of President Donald Trump two days before: All is not lost.

"The UW knows what it is and all is not lost," Shanahan said, according to meeting minutes. He urged the university community to come together and "stay focused on what's important knowing there will be a lot of change."

Two years on, Shanahan is poised to helm a very di...