NIKE, Inc. has appointed Phyllis M. Wise, Ph.D. to its board of directors. Wise, 64, is the EVP and Provost of the University of Washington, where she is also professor of physiology and biophysics, biology, and obstetrics and gynecology.
“Dr. Wise’s outstanding academic career, experience as a respected university leader and administrator of a multi-billion-dollar budget for the University of Washington, is a rare combination that makes her an ideal addition to our board,” said Philip H. Knight, Nike Founder and Chairman. “We look forward to her contributions to expand Nike’s position as the industry leader in innovation.”
Wise was appointed VP and provost of the University of Washington in August 2005 and became EVP in September 2007.
Wise has been a faculty member at a number of prominent research universities, first joining the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an assistant professor in 1976, and thereafter was appointed associate professor in 1982 and professor in 1987. At the University of Kentucky, she was appointed as professor and chair of the department of physiology in 1993 and in 2002, Wise was appointed as dean of the division of biological sciences and distinguished professor of neurobiology at the University of California Davis.
Wise has a doctorate in zoology from the University of Michigan, an honorary doctorate from Swarthmore College and is an elected member of the National Academies Institute of Medicine.