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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

  • Resolution to the encampment in the Quad 

    May 17, 2024

    Through serious and constructive conversations, we have reached a resolution that will see the voluntary departure of the encampment in the Quad.

  • Update on the tent encampment in the Quad

    May 15, 2024

    The University’s response to students’ calls for change will not be based on an encampment — there are many ways for voices to be heard that don’t require tents, violent rhetoric and vandalism. Change will be through constructive engagement on issues that are important and meaningful to our students and broader campus community.

  • Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month at the UW and beyond

    April 23, 2024

    This National Arab American Heritage Month, we have the opportunity to celebrate the countless ways that Arab Americans have enriched our nation’s cultural, political and economic landscape, reflecting our deep commitment to the diversity and excellence that are the hallmarks of our UW community.



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.


Students work in a CoMotion Makerspace

Innovation Imperative

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