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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

  • Welcome to the start of an exciting academic year 

    September 25, 2023

    The academic year ahead of us is especially rich with opportunities for all of us to get engaged in learning, discovery and public service. As one of the world’s leading public research universities, the UW creates and accelerates change that betters the world both broadly and deeply.  

  • Urgency of climate crisis motivating action across the UW

    September 11, 2023

    Meeting our goal of mitigating climate change and the impact of our own university operations and practices will require us to work together. We are stronger when we collaborate, and I look forward to making this progress as a University community.

  • Excited for what our move to the Big Ten will bring

    August 4, 2023

    As we announced this afternoon, the University of Washington will be joining the Big Ten Conference starting with the 2024-25 season. This is an exciting time for our student-athletes, our fans and our University. The Big Ten is a leading athletic conference with excellent athletic and academic traditions, and a strong future.



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.