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Presidential Orders


Executive Order


No. 1



The Office of the President

The Office of the President of the University consists of the President, the Provost, the vice presidents, and other administrative officers and staff who report directly to the President, all of whom exercise such powers and duties as prescribed by the President through delegations of authority codified in presidential executive and administrative orders, memoranda, and letters.

June 1, 1972; February 21, 1978; October 1, 1982; June 14, 2012.


For additional delegations of authority, see:

  • Board of Regents Governance, Bylaws, Article V, "Officers of the University"
  • Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 1, "Delegation of Authority"
  • Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 8, "Authority for Washington Administrative Code Rule Making"
  • Executive Order No. 3, "Executive Order and Administrative Order Procedure"
  • Executive Order No. 4, "The Provost"
  • Executive Order No. 5, "The Senior Vice President for Finance and Facilities"
  • Executive Order No. 6, "The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UW Medicine and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington"
  • Executive Order No. 7, "The Vice President for Minority Affairs"
  • Executive Order No. 9, "The Vice President for Human Resources"
  • Executive Order No. 10, "The Vice President for Student Life"
  • Executive Order No. 11, "The Vice President for External Affairs"
  • Executive Order No. 14, "Chancellor, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma"
  • Executive Order No. 18, "The University Ombud"
  • Executive Order No. 19, "Attorney General's Division"
  • Executive Order No. 20, "Administrative Appointments, Review of Administrative Appointments, and Review of Academic Units"
  • Executive Order No. 62, "The Vice President for University Advancement"
  • Executive Order No. 63, "The Vice President for UW Information Technology and Chief Information Officer"
  • Administrative Orders: Delegations of Authority

For related information, see:

  • Executive Order No. I, "Directors and Chairs"
  • Executive Order No. 16, "The Board of Deans and Chancellors"
  • Executive Order No. 47, "Authorization for Publication of University of Washington Rules, Bylaws, Orders, and Policies"