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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

  • Confronting systemic racism requires action and resources

    July 9, 2020

    In response to what we have heard from our Black Student Union and Black faculty and staff, the UW has created the Black Opportunity Fund through the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.

  • Ending flexibility for international students is cruel and oblivious to the reality of the pandemic

    July 7, 2020

    A rule change by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would end an emergency waiver allowing international students to maintain their visa status while taking only online courses, a cruel and counterproductive move in the middle of the pandemic.

  • New details on our plans for autumn quarter

    June 29, 2020

    People across the University have been hard at work preparing for how we can be safely together on our campuses when conditions in our region allow us to do so. We are now able to share more details about plans for autumn quarter. We are also sharing similar information with our new and returning students,…



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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.