Office of the President

November 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bill Gates Sr.

Ana Mari Cauce

Bill Gates Sr. is a big man with an even bigger heart. On this, the occasion of his 90th birthday, we salute the immense contributions he’s made to our University. Ever since he earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the UW, Gates has been the University of Washington’s biggest champion. He served for 15…


November 11, 2015

The game-changing future of innovation Seattle-style

University of Washington

If we are to lead as an epicenter of innovation, we must bring people together—business, nonprofits, educational institutions and entire communities — to identify challenges and develop solutions. Bringing together local business and nonprofit leaders to ensure that our region remains strong, diverse and competitive. As pioneers of innovation, these visionary CEOs are tackling issues like education and infrastructure head on, with creativity, collaboration, ingenuity and sustainability.


November 9, 2015

Big data holds tremendous opportunities to solve health challenges, Cauce tells Tsinghua forum

Jack Martin

The challenges of our time cross boundaries, so universities and nations must do the same to solve them. That was the message President Ana Mari Cauce delivered during her keynote address Monday at the Tsinghua University Innovation and Big Data Forum in Beijing. “The future health, prosperity, and well-being of our nations and our planet…


Honoring UW veterans

Ana Mari Cauce

This month, the University of Washington is hosting a series of events on all three of our campuses to honor the many UW students, alumni, faculty, staff and retirees who have valiantly served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Veterans Day holiday, November 11, is the day our country and our University officially pause to…


October 20, 2015

Our boundless future

Ana Mari Cauce

When I first set foot on campus almost 30 years ago as an assistant professor, I could never have imagined I’d be writing to you as president of the University of Washington. This is an incredible honor, and it is one that is made all the more special because I have shared this journey with…


October 15, 2015

Video: Annual President’s Address

University of Washington

UW President Ana Mari Cauce discussed the boundless future of the University and answers questions from the audience on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at the Intellectual House. Read the text of her remarks


October 13, 2015

Ana Mari Cauce selected as UW president

University of Washington

Editor’s note: This is UW Board of Regents chair Bill Ayer’s email message to the UW community. Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, It is my distinct honor to announce that the Board of Regents has selected Ana Mari Cauce to serve as the 33rd president of the University of Washington. President Cauce is truly of Washington,…


September 28, 2015

Welcome back, Huskies!

Ana Mari Cauce

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Whether you’re a newcomer to the UW or, like me, a long-time member of the community, I hope you feel the excitement of the start of school. It is a great time for our city and our region! Annual President’s Address Join us to hear about topics of interest to…


June 30, 2015

Statement concerning the approved two-year state budget

Ana Mari Cauce

On behalf of University of Washington students, faculty, staff and alumni, I want to express my thanks and appreciation to our elected officials for making investments in higher education a true state budget priority during the 2015 legislative session. While the previous budget began to reverse the long-term trend of shifting the burden of paying…


June 12, 2015

Congratulations to this year’s graduates!

Ana Mari Cauce

This year, close to 16,000 degrees will be awarded to graduates from the University of Washington in Seattle, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma. And this week, thousands will turn their tassels and change the world for the better. Earning a college degree is an outstanding achievement for every student, and, in particular, for those who…


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