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Provost Ana Mari Cauce named interim president

The University of Washington Board of Regents on Feb. 12 named Provost Ana Mari Cauce interim president. Board Chairman Bill Ayer called her “an extraordinary leader of our University – a person who is known throughout our community for her straightforward and accessible leadership, extraordinary intellect, plain-spoken common sense, honesty, sense of justice and deep dedication to the University of Washington, its students, faculty, staff and those the University serves.”

Her appointment will be effective March 3. She succeeds President Michael K. Young, who is leaving the UW for Texas A&M University.