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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

  • 2021 Annual President's Address: Finding Our Way Forward

    October 19, 2021

    Thank you to everyone who watched the livestream of this year’s Annual President’s Address. As we continue our work of recovering from the pandemic and meeting the many serious challenges we face, we are guided by the shared sense of purpose that informs our public mission.

  • Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and the many contributions of Latinx people

    October 15, 2021

    Although National Hispanic Heritage Month officially ends today, it’s by no means the end of opportunities to explore and celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic and Latinx faculty, staff, students and alumni to history, culture and scientific achievement

  • Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day – and the communities and people it honors

    October 11, 2021

    Guest blogger Rickey Hall, Vice President/University Diversity Officer in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, invites us to recognize National Indigenous Peoples’ Day by reflecting on the experiences of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and recognizing the contributions Indigenous people have made, and continue to make at the UW.



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.