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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

  • Reflecting on Davos open forum panel “Free to Be (LGBTI)”

    January 22, 2020

    This week, I had the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos where I sat on a panel about how we can help build a world that is more inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ+ youth – in schools, at home, in the workplace and in every nation on earth.

  • World Economic Forum in Davos: Free to Be (LGBTI)

    January 20, 2020

    This week, President Ana Mari Cauce joins Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu; Prime Minister and Minister for Communications, Media and Digitization of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel; founder of GenderProud Geena Rocero and President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Shamina Singh in a panel, "Free to Be (LGBTI)", at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Change is possible, but we must keep striving

    January 17, 2020

    As a great public university, our UW community has enormous power to bring about change. This week, I hope you will take the opportunity to join in some of the UW’s many activities and opportunities for service in honor of MLK Day.



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.