Office of the President

June 3, 2016

My life in administration: From accident to career (Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop keynote)

University of Washington

[Each year, the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award recognizes a junior faculty member for achievements in research and for positive impact on diversity. The award honors Denice D. Denton, who served as Dean of the UW’s College of Engineering before being appointed as Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. In June, the…


June 1, 2016

The UW and Gonzaga welcome our largest-ever medical school class to Spokane

Ana Mari Cauce

Earlier this month, the newly formed University of Washington School of Medicine and Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership announced the largest-ever entering class in Spokane — a record 60 UW medical students — who will begin their medical education on the Gonzaga campus starting this fall. Additionally, 40 second-year UW medical students will continue their…


May 20, 2016

Announcing Gerald Baldasty as UW Provost and Executive VP

Ana Mari Cauce

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Gerald “Jerry” Baldasty has accepted the position of provost and executive vice president, a role he has filled on an interim basis for the past 14 months with dedication and distinction. I offer my sincere thanks to the many of you in the UW community who provided…


May 18, 2016

New resources for investigating and responding to sexual misconduct

Ana Mari Cauce

As a University, we must do all that we can to prevent and respond compassionately and effectively to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. To improve our ability to do so, we have created a Title IX Investigation Office, which as of May 16 is responsible for investigating…


May 5, 2016

Together let’s improve health and well-being, here and around the world

Ana Mari Cauce

Being truly healthy means far more than simply being free from ailments and afflictions. When we assess health, we must also take into account the many other factors that affect well-being — poverty, discrimination, climate change and violence, to name just a few. These factors, and many others, combine and conspire to prevent so many…


May 3, 2016

Video and transcript: President Cauce’s speech on population health

University of Washington

The health of an individual or a community involves more than just the absence of disease. Issues from poverty and equity, to health care access, to climate change and governance all combine to affect the health and well-being of populations around the world. The University of Washington and our partners in the Puget Sound region…


Foster Pepper’s ‘Wine, Women & What’s Happening’ keynote address  

University of Washington

[Each year, Pacific Northwest law firm Foster Pepper hosts “Wine, Women and What’s Happening,” an event that brings together a diverse group of women leaders from around the community and across different industries. This year, President Cauce delivered the keynote address. Remarks as prepared for delivery.] Hello everyone. I want to start by thanking all…


April 24, 2016

2016 YWCA ‘Inspire Luncheon’ keynote address

University of Washington

It’s an honor to be here in support of an organization that has such a profound and positive impact on the communities it serves across Seattle and in King and Snohomish counties. The YWCA has a mission that couldn’t be clearer: To eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


April 22, 2016

‘Distinguished Lecture on Diversity in Higher Education’ at University of Delaware’s Center for the Study of Diversity

University of Washington

[The University of Delaware’s Center for the Study of Diversity holds an annual Distinguished Lecture on Diversity, delivered this year by President Cauce. Remarks as prepared for delivery.] Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be here, or really, to be back here, at the University of Delaware, where I taught in the 1980s…


April 19, 2016

Update on the UW Race & Equity Initiative

Ana Mari Cauce

When I launched the Race & Equity Initiative almost a year ago, I noted that these were difficult times for those of us who view diversity and equity as core values, who believe in justice and fairness, and who are committed to making this an inclusive and openhearted campus for all. Many of our students,…


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