Office of the President


January 17, 2019

Othello-UW Commons opens a new chapter in our community partnership

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday marked a wonderful and special moment in our University’s partnership with the South Seattle community as we opened the UW Othello Commons.

November 24, 2018

A win for Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday, we had a lot to celebrate in Pullman, including a fantastic win by our Husky Football team. But what really warmed my heart on that cold, wet, snowy day were the ways our state came together.

November 21, 2018

Giving thanks, and hoping for a bright future

Ana Mari Cauce

In this season of thanks, throughout our nation, and here in the Pacific Northwest, we live in a landscape and time of contradictions. We are surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, waters and forests and we are home to a culture of innovation creating prosperity and incredible advances in science, technology, medicine, music and art. We have much to be grateful for.

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.

September 11, 2018

A dose of inspiration from Justice Sotomayor

Ana Mari Cauce

This weekend, I had the tremendous honor of interviewing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who was invited here by the University Book Store and the UW School of Law to talk about her newest book, Turning Pages

July 9, 2018

Welcoming our new provost, Mark Richards

Ana Mari Cauce

It’s my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Mark Richards, the University of Washington’s new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and Professor of Earth and Space Sciences. I am delighted to be working with Mark and look forward to his contributions to our community.  Mark’s responsibilities are broad and include…

June 3, 2018

Academic student employees ratify contract

Ana Mari Cauce and Jerry Baldasty

Sunday evening, UAW 4121 announced that the proposed 3-year contract with academic student employees had been ratified by a 62 percent to 38 percent margin (1476 to 918). We are heartened by this result because this contract continues the progress we’ve made in recent years in elevating wages and benefits for ASEs, and also means…

April 26, 2018

Understanding, preventing and responding to sexual harassment

Ana Mari Cauce

I sent the following message to all University of Washington faculty and staff today and I think it’s worth sharing with our whole community. Sexual harassment has the potential to affect everyone and it’s an issue we can and must work together to prevent and address.  As the #MeToo movement has brought attention to the pervasive…

March 29, 2018

Spring Address: The Purpose and Power of College in an Age of Skepticism

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, I had the pleasure of addressing our community about a topic of great importance — to me and to all of us who believe in the power of higher education to advance equity, prosperity, health and understanding. I discussed the enormous value that colleges and universities deliver to students and the world at large. And…

March 7, 2018

Transfer students’ success is crucial part of improving access

Ana Mari Cauce

The University of Washington is working hard to streamline the process by which transfer students enroll at the UW and do more to meet the needs of these students once they arrive. Recently, I had the pleasure of sharing some of this work with a Presidential Roundtable for the American Talent Initiative. The ATI is…

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