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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

  • Stay Home, Stay Healthy continues; UW stays the course

    April 2, 2020

    Governor Jay Inslee's “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order will remain in place until at least May 4 and will continue our practices already in place to protect our community, slow the spread of COVID-19 and enable remote-only instruction throughout spring quarter.

  • Students together in spirit, a message from our student leaders

    March 31, 2020 Resources Spring quarter student FAQ Emergency Aid Counseling and wellness Seattle campus   UW Bothell UW Tacoma Undergraduate academic advising Seattle campus UW Bothell UW Tacoma   As we start a spring quarter unlike any other, I want to give the virtual floor to the ASUW and GPSS leaders who represent our students across our…

  • Impact of new COVID-19 measures on UW operations

    March 25, 2020

    The Governor’s "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" directive includes additional, important requirements, and while at the University of Washington, we are already operating with many of these rules in place, the new order does require additional efforts to ensure that our region’s efforts to “flatten the curve” are successful.



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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.


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.