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University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce

UW President Ana Mari Cauce

President Ana Mari Cauce

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 educational, research and service missions, with initiatives focused on innovation, race and equity, and population health.

Latest updates

  • Our impact for the public good will happen together

    September 26, 2022

    Each of us is here for a reason -- and while each of our reasons and stories is unique, we are united by our sense of mission, and the good we do in the world will be done collectively. As your academic year begins, I wish you a wonderful start to this new chapter we…

  • Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of what unites us all

    September 15, 2022

    National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the very best of what our nation aspires to be: a place that welcomes immigrants and their descendants, and celebrates multiculturalism, weaving diverse cultures and traditions into our national fabric for the betterment of all.  

  • Mark Richards to step down as provost in summer 2023

    August 8, 2022

    As we approach the start of the academic year next month, I’m writing to let you know 2022–23 will be Mark Richards’ last year as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Mark plans to step down as provost in summer 2023, after he completes his five-year term in the position. He will retain…



UW students in graduation attire

Race and Equity

All of us — students, faculty, staff and university leadership — have a responsibility to address our own biases and improve our university culture.


Dr. Sharon Brown Kunin, DO, family medicine, at the Northwest Primary Care Fremont Clinic.

Population Health

At the UW, we believe improving population health worldwide is a moral imperative, driven by our public mission of service to all.


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Innovation Imperative

The UW Innovation Imperative empowers students and researchers to learn, discover and build solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.