Office of the President

January 11, 2022

This MLK Week, find your place in the movement

Ana Mari Cauce

On Monday, Jan.  17, our institution will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We encourage all University of Washington students, staff, faculty and academic personnel to engage with the holiday in ways that are personally meaningful, and to consider what it means to infuse the values and ideas that Dr. King represented.


December 14, 2021

Through vision and empathy, Stan Barer, ’63 changed the world

Ana Mari Cauce

Across our University and far beyond it, we are mourning the passing of Stan Barer, ’63, a former regent, alumnus and dear friend. Through his enormous legacy of public service and philanthropy, Stan leaves the world a more equitable, open and prosperous place.


December 13, 2021

Through a challenging transition, our community has thrived

Ana Mari Cauce

As autumn quarter draws to a close, I am reflecting on the extraordinary experience of our community’s return to campus and anticipating the start of a new quarter and a new year.


December 8, 2021

Remembering Husky legend and state civil rights leader, George Fleming, ‘64

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday, we lost a treasured alumnus and path-breaking leader of our state with the passing of Senator George Fleming, ‘64, a Husky Football legend who made an even bigger impact off the field through his decades of public service and committed advocacy for civil rights and equal access to education.


December 2, 2021

Reimagining safety at the University of Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

Creating learning, working and living environments that enable each of us to be successful requires a holistic approach to safety and well-being that brings together a range of resources in a coordinated, accountable manner. And as we continuously evaluate the safety of our community, it has become clear to me — as it has to many of you — that a rethinking of how we keep our University community safe is required.


November 22, 2021

Celebrating and reflecting on National Native American Heritage Month

Ana Mari Cauce

As we take this month to reflect with intentionality on the past, present and future of Native American contributions to our society, we are fortunate to be so deeply connected to the people, communities and traditions of the tribes that are woven into the fabric of our shared experience.


November 15, 2021

We all share responsibility for preventing sex- and gender-based violence and harassment

Ana Mari Cauce

Every person – in our community and beyond it – is entitled to live free of sex- and gender-based violence and harassment, and it is our shared responsibility to prevent all forms of violence, harassment and misconduct.


November 9, 2021

60 years after MLK Jr’s visit to the Seattle, the work for racial equity continues

Ana Mari Cauce

Last night, I had the joy and privilege of taking part in a momentous event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sole visit to Seattle.


November 8, 2021

In a globally connected world, a global research university can do great things

Ana Mari Cauce

Our University’s global reach creates incredible opportunities to advance learning and discovery for the public good in the most universal sense. So, as we celebrate Global Month this November, there are a multitude of ways to explore and connect with the world through the UW.


November 4, 2021

Honoring veterans next week and every day

Ana Mari Cauce

Next week, we commemorate Veterans Day and our three campuses will offer a variety of opportunities to honor those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. As a community, let’s show our appreciation for their courage and commitment by making sure that every veteran’s Husky Experience is welcoming and enriching.


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