Office of the President


June 20, 2019

What we are doing to prepare for I-1000

Ana Mari Cauce

I-1000, which enables state agencies and public universities to factor in characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status when making admissions, hiring and contracting decisions, was passed by the state legislature this session and is currently scheduled to take effect in late July. To prepare the University of Washington for this change in state law, I have initiated a staff review of our current practices in admissions, hiring, and contracting to lay initial groundwork for implementation.

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.

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….

April 3, 2019

Husky Giving Day: Why I give

Ana Mari Cauce

On our first annual Husky Giving Day, I invite every member of our community to consider what they care about and how we can come together to support the students, programs and causes that create meaningful impact on our world.

April 2, 2019

In Memoriam: Dr. Benjamin D. Hall

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, we mourn the loss of Dr. Benjamin D. Hall, whose impact on the world and the University of Washington is both lasting and profound. Over a career that than spanned more than 60 years, Ben made groundbreaking discoveries that changed the course of medicine and saved millions of lives.

March 15, 2019

Attack on Christchurch mosques is an attack on values we ALL share

Ana Mari Cauce

Today we join the global community in grief and sympathy for the victims of the attacks on the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of Seattle’s sister cities. This despicable act of terror aimed at Muslims is an assault on the values honored by ALL people of good faith: love, peace, friendship and awareness of our shared humanity.

March 13, 2019

Mourning the loss of Vikram Jandhyala

Ana Mari Cauce

This has been a difficult quarter for our community. We’ve experienced several heartbreaking losses, including some recent tragic losses in our student community. Some of these losses have been private, and some well-known, and all are profoundly felt by the family and friends left behind. I’m deeply saddened to report another loss for our community. Vikram Jandhyala, UW vice president for innovation strategy, has died by suicide.

March 8, 2019

Working toward gender equity

Ana Mari Cauce

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and its theme of gender equity, we can point to significant progress in our march toward equitable representation, even as we rededicate ourselves to building a world that reflects and represents all of our incredible diversity.

February 10, 2019

Snow disruptions

Ana Mari Cauce

This past week, Mother Nature reminded us who is in charge — giving Seattle our largest snowfall in 70 years. And she’s still at it. With more snow in the forecast, we expect continued fluidity this week in campus operations. Sign up for UW Alert and see for the most current information as we continue to evaluate conditions for tomorrow.

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