President and executive vice presidents

The president of the University of Washington is appointed by the Board of Regents to lead the University in advancing its mission as one of the world’s leading public research universities. The president is assisted in this effort by a range of leaders across the institution, including two executive vice presidents.

Ana Mari Cauce

University of Washington president

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Ana Mari Cauce is the 33rd president of the UW. A professor of psychology and member of the UW faculty since 1986, she was named president in October 2015. Under her leadership, the UW is advancing all areas of its academic, research and service missions, with initiatives focused on innovation, race and equity, and population health.

Provost Mark Richards 2018 portrait

University of Washington provost and executive vice president for academic affairs

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Mark Richards joined the University of Washington as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in July 2018. A geophysicist, Richards also holds a faculty appointment in the College of the Environment’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences. As provost, he is the University’s chief academic and budget officer.

Tim Dellitt portrait

University of Washington interim executive vice president for medical affairs

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Tim Dellit, MD, began serving as interim CEO of UW Medicine, interim executive vice president for medical affairs and interim dean of the UW School of Medicine on July 1, 2022. He served previously as chief medical officer for UW Medicine, executive vice dean for clinical affairs for the School of Medicine, vice president for medical affairs and president of UW Physicians (UWP), a faculty practice plan with more than 2,800 members.

UW leadership organization chart

As approved by the president by authority of the Board of Regents, this chart (PDF) reflects the reporting relationships of UW leadership.