Office of the President

June 13, 2019

Congratulations and thank you for a year of excellence

Ana Mari Cauce

As we wrap up another academic year at the University of Washington, we have much to celebrate. I am deeply grateful to be marking this milestone with all of you – students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and neighbors who make up our diverse and vibrant community.


June 3, 2019

Thank you, Grant County, for being great neighbors in the UW’s time of need

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday’s visit to Quincy High School in Grant County with the Husky Band was a fabulous opportunity to say THANK YOU to all the members of this community.


May 15, 2019

Provost’s Town Hall offered insight and vision

Ana Mari Cauce

I had the pleasure of attending Provost Mark Richards’ first Town Hall yesterday and his talk was a great demonstration of his thoughtful but action-oriented leadership. His talk showed how quickly he has zeroed in on our incredible strengths as a leading global research university while offering a realistic assessment of the areas in which we can – indeed must – invest more time, energy and, yes, money if we are to have an even greater impact.


May 6, 2019

The Population Health Initiative, three years in

Ana Mari Cauce

Three years ago, our community launched the Population Health Initiative, an effort to consolidate our extensive expertise and maximize our collective impact to improve the health and well-being of all people. As we knew then, and remain well aware, making an impact of that scale and magnitude is not easy or lightly undertaken. While this wasn’t new work for us, it was an acknowledgment that truly improving health and well-being for whole communities and populations will require efforts across a range of disciplines and actions, with a focus on identifying our strengths and partnerships and learning from what we can do together.


May 3, 2019

We need reasoned debate on affirmative action, not mockery

Ana Mari Cauce

Over the next few months, we will likely be engaging in conversations and debates about affirmative action and if, where and how it should be practiced. I am on the record in support of repealing provisions of I-200, which would allow us to take race and gender into account, as one of many other factors,…


April 29, 2019

State budget passage is much needed investment in Washington’s future

Ana Mari Cauce

This weekend, the Washington Legislature made a significant and profoundly forward-looking investment in our state’s future when it passed a state budget for the next two years. I’m grateful to the members of the House and Senate, as well as Governor Jay Inslee, for their hard work and vision that made this truly the “year…


April 21, 2019

Sri Lanka attacks are the latest attempt to divide us, yet we stand united 

Ana Mari Cauce

The brutal bombing attacks in Sri Lanka have filled the world with sorrow and horror, and we send our deepest condolences to the victims, survivors and Sri Lankan community worldwide in solidarity. These attacks struck several hotels and churches, and the targeting of Christian worshippers as they gathered to mark Easter is an attack on…


April 18, 2019

A great public resource requires real public investment

Ana Mari Cauce

The fulfillment of the UW’s public mission requires public investment, and it requires a commitment by our state’s lawmakers to maintaining the excellence of the UW for the benefit of our students, patients and communities. Now, as the Washington state House and Senate near a compromise budget for the coming biennium, I again urge them to consider how the UW is critical to the health and prosperity of people across our state.


April 16, 2019

A transformative funding commitment to advance protein design 

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m very pleased to share that the Institute for Protein Design, part of the Department of Biochemistry at the UW School of Medicine, has received a significant initial commitment of $45 million through The Audacious Project philanthropic collaborative.


April 11, 2019

Celebrating the life of Vikram Jandhyala

Ana Mari Cauce

On May 9, we’ll come together as a community to celebrate the life and impact of Vikram Jandhyala. Vikram was so many things: a scholar and innovator, mentor and entrepreneur, friend and colleague, son and father. I hope you’ll join me in remembering this remarkable man and his many contributions to our University, region and world….


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