Office of the President

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

  • We stand with the Dreamers

    July 21, 2021

    Although a new court ruling throws the DACA program into question, we continue to stand with the Dreamers,

  • New partnership has potential to transform cancer care in the PNW

    July 13, 2021

    I’m incredibly pleased that UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s are exploring a new way to bring our organizations together to accelerate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

  • Celebrating Pride – the progress and the work ahead

    June 30, 2021

    I’ve seen transformative change in the liberation of LGBTQ+ people, and knowing that change of this magnitude is possible, I am even more committed to continuing the work of ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to live and thrive as their authentic selves.



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.