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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

  • Treasuring the legacy of Bill Ruckelshaus

    December 2, 2019

    Last week, we lost a friend and leader whose principled voice will echo forever at the University of Washington and across the nation. William Ruckelshaus believed deeply in the foundations that underpin our democracy: open debate, the rule of law and, above all, service to the common good.

  • We all are responsible collectively for stamping out sexual harassment

    November 26, 2019

    Our purpose as a university is defined by curiosity and inquiry, the pursuit of knowledge and the joy of discovery. We simply cannot fulfill this purpose if some members of our community are prevented from achieving their full potential because of sexual harassment, abuse, discrimination or assault.

  • New economic impact report shows how much the UW returns on the state’s investment

    November 19, 2019

    With the release of a new independent report on the economic contributions of the UW to our state and local economies, it is possible to understand the scale of return on the state’s public investment in 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.