The University of Washington is governed by a 10-member Board of Regents, which includes one student. The president leads the administration and the provost-executive vice president serves as the chief academic and budgetary officer.
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 (2nd among all universities) in attracting federal research funding.
Provost Ana Mari Cauce is the university’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.