Office of the President


December 6, 2018

Celebrating a year of impact

Ana Mari Cauce

This year has been an incredible year of impact, full of amazing and inspirational UW stories — more than I could ever convey in a single message — and I hope you will explore a few of them in the links below.

November 19, 2018

Team of rivals – working with WSU for Washington students

Ana Mari Cauce

This week, as we gear up for an epic contest on the football field, the University of Washington and Washington State University are joining forces in support of something even more important than the outcome of the Apple Cup: ensuring students and their families in the state of Washington know that earning a four-year degree…

November 8, 2018

Supporting and celebrating our first-generation college students

Ana Mari Cauce

For students who become the first in their family to earn a college degree, the impact of that achievement can be transformative, for themselves and for their families. And the impact can be felt for generations. The power of college to increase equity is what makes the UW so pleased to once again be participating in the National First Generation College Celebration.

October 31, 2018

Through Be the Match, your impact could be life-saving

Ana Mari Cauce

We often talk about our work at the University of Washington in terms of impact – and our impact truly is felt across our state and the world. But each of us also has the opportunity to make an impact in profound and personal ways. One way that you can make an impact with the potential to actually save a life is by learning about Be the Match, an organization that manages the world’s largest marrow registry.

October 29, 2018

In the face of tragedy, what can we do?

Ana Mari Cauce

It is with great sadness that I write to our community to express my deepest condolences to all who have been affected by the truly horrific events of this past week, and especially the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The UW’s commitment to our trans and gender nonconforming community members will not change

Ana Mari Cauce

At the University of Washington, we are committed to making our campuses and communities a welcoming environment for ALL of our community members, including our transgender and gender nonconforming students and employees. And we are united in recognizing trans rights as human rights.

October 16, 2018

2018 Annual President’s Address — The University FOR Washington: Telling our story

Ana Mari Cauce

Today I had the pleasure of addressing our University community from the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, or Intellectual House, about the incredible value that the University of Washington delivers to the people of our state. As the University FOR Washington, the time is now for public reinvestment in this resource that serves all of Washington, before we begin to erode this great institution.

October 15, 2018

Mourning the loss of Paul G. Allen, a true innovator and friend of the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

Today we mourn the loss of Paul G. Allen, a man of extraordinary vision, leadership and generosity whose impact on our world is profound. Paul was a true innovator — co-founding Microsoft and launching the revolution that put a computer on every desktop — and what many would call a Renaissance man.

October 11, 2018

Celebrating a milestone – and the people who made it possible

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, the University of Washington’s philanthropic campaign – Be Boundless – For Washington, For the World – passed a historic milestone. We met the campaign’s goal two years ahead of schedule thanks to the extraordinary generosity of more than 380,000 donors — including many in our own UW community — and through the collaboration of so many of our faculty, staff, alumni and students.

September 24, 2018

To our community, new and returning, welcome!

Ana Mari Cauce

There has been an undeniable uptick in our tempo over the past few weeks as we welcome new students, faculty and staff — and their families — to our community. To all of you, whether this is your first year at the UW or your 40th, welcome. You infuse the UW with a vast potential that is truly inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together this year.

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