Office of the President

March 7, 2016

Making disruption a force for good

Office of the President

President Ana Mari Cauce, writing in the March edition of Columns, said the UW’s commitment to the public good aligns with its ranking as the most innovative public university in the world. She also touted the power of inclusive innovation and said homelessness is exactly the sort of challenge that cries out for inclusive innovation….


February 24, 2016

University of Washington and Gonzaga University Announce UW Medical School Partnership

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m very pleased to share an exciting announcement with you today. The University of Washington and Gonzaga University have signed an agreement to enhance and expand medical education and research in Spokane. Together with Gonzaga, we will educate the next generation of health professionals and enhance the health, well-being and prosperity of the entire region….


February 16, 2016

You’re having an impact

Ana Mari Cauce

Each of us came to the University of Washington for different reasons, but what unites us is a desire to contribute to our world. We do that by helping prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators, by serving our community and caring for our neighbors, and through our creation of new knowledge and ideas….


January 21, 2016

Update from Olympia

Ana Mari Cauce

State policymakers are in the second week of their 60-day legislative session, and this week I traveled to Olympia to meet with them. While not my first trip to Olympia, this was a special visit, as it was my first as President. My goal was both to thank our elected leaders for the significant support…


January 19, 2016

Jennifer Cohen named interim athletic director

Office of the President

President Ana Mari Cauce has named Jennifer Cohen, senior associate athletic director at the University of Washington, as  interim athletic director. Cohen steps in for Scott Woodward, who announced earlier this month he would be taking a position at Texas A&M University. Cohen’s appointment is effective Feb. 1. Read more    


January 15, 2016

Our collective power to advance change

Ana Mari Cauce

When we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I encourage each of us to recognize the power and responsibility we have individually — and collectively — to create an inclusive society where all can achieve their full potential. Universities, and especially public universities like ours, serve as powerful drivers of…


January 11, 2016

Establishing a Title IX Steering Committee to continue our work for a safer UW

Ana Mari Cauce

A respectful, safe and productive environment for all students, faculty and staff is essential to our success as a University and to upholding our highest values as a community. It is what catalyzes the fullest potential in our students and the greatest excellence in our teaching, research and service. In 2013, our University convened a…


January 8, 2016

A Transition in Athletics

Ana Mari Cauce

Since 2008, leadership of the UW’s athletics program has been provided by Scott Woodward, with numerous achievements and improvements in the academic and on-field performance of our student-athletes taking place during his tenure. We’re now preparing for a transition, as Scott has accepted the athletic director position at Texas A&M University. He will continue his…


December 18, 2015

Good news from the other Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

We hear all too often about the dysfunction in Washington, D.C., where political gamesmanship seems to rule how our nation’s policymakers deal with the big issues facing our country. In spite of that, I am pleased to report some good news stemming from all of our federal advocacy efforts this year. Congress has provided the…


December 15, 2015

You are the best of UW

Ana Mari Cauce

As we approach the end of 2015, there is much to be thankful for, starting with our many colleagues — be they faculty, students, staff, alumni or friends — working to make the world a better place. True, these are challenging times, here and around the world. There is so much sadness, hate and fear…


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