Leadership at the University of Washington

For the people at the UW, passion never rests. Meet the leaders who support the University’s mission and vision.

President Michael K. Young

University of Washington President

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Michael K. Young became president of the University of Washington on July 1, 2011. Also a tenured Professor of Law, President Young has a distinguished record as an academic leader with broad experience in public service and diplomacy. As UW president, he leads the nation’s top public university (second among all universities) in attracting federal research funding.

University of Washington Provost

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Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce is the UW’s Chief Academic Officer, responsible for overseeing the education, research and service missions in the schools and colleges and other academically oriented units. She is  responsible for resource allocation to maintain excellence throughout the University and to meet strategic goals. She works closely with the president on strategic planning and long-term decision-making.