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Provost and executive vice president search

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce in May 2017 launched a national search for the position of provost and executive vice president, the University’s chief academic and budgetary officer and leader.

A search advisory committee was selected to identify and recommend candidates, and the UW has engaged Parker Executive Search to assist in recruiting efforts. Members of the UW community also are invited to identify candidates.

Candidates will be recruited throughout the summer with the goal of conducting on-campus interviews in late fall.

Feedback, questions and suggestions may be submitted to

Search advisory committee

  • Sandy Archibald, dean and professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance (co-chair)
  • Zoe Barsness, chair, Faculty Senate; associate professor, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma (co-chair)
  • Virginia Armbrust, professor, School of Oceanography
  • Wendy Barrington, assistant professor, psychosocial and community health, School of Nursing
  • Ryan Calo, assistant professor, School of Law
  • Thomas Daniel, professor, Department of Biology
  • Cecilia Giachelli, professor and W. Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair, Department of Bioengineering
  • Dan Grossman, professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Rickey Hall, vice president for Minority Affairs & Diversity & chief diversity officer
  • Alexes Harris, professor, Department of Sociology
  • Frank Hodge, chair and Michael G. Foster Endowed Professor, Department of Accounting, Michael G. Foster School of Business; faculty athletic representative
  • Patricia Kramer, chair and associate professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Max Lieblich, professor, Department of Mathematics
  • Ruth Mahan, chief business officer, UW Medicine; UW Vice President for Medical Affairs
  • Dan Peterson, senior associate vice president & chief budget officer, University Advancement
  • Elaine Scott, dean and professor, School of STEM, UW Bothell
  • Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs; professor, College of Education
  • Osman Salahuddin, president, Associated Students at the University of Washington
  • Eloise Kim, president, Graduate and Professional Student Senate

Provost and executive vice president search committee charge letter (PDF)


Lenina Arenas-Fuentes
Executive assistant to the president
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Margaret Shepherd
Chief strategy officer
206-399-1496 |


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