UW News

December 14, 2018

Statement from UW President Ana Mari Cauce on Governor’s proposed 2019-2021 biennial budget

The following is a statement from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed 2019-2021 biennial budget:

“This is a strong proposed budget for higher education and for the University of Washington, and I thank Gov. Inslee for addressing our most critical challenges, including increasing the state’s share of funding the UW’s operations, compensation and our hospitals’ needs. I am also pleased to see that the proposal would fully fund the State Need Grant and meets other higher education priorities, including academic supports for our students. We also look forward to partnering with the state on improving our behavioral health system, which the Governor has made a centerpiece of this budget.”