Office of the President

January 15, 2021

To honor MLK, we must realize the ideals we aspire to

Ana Mari Cauce

I hope we will use this coming Monday’s holiday to reflect upon and draw inspiration from the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as you challenge yourself to play your part.


January 6, 2021

Misinformation, disinformation and the assault on democracy

Ana Mari Cauce

The peaceful transition of power based on the results of our electoral process, whether we like those results or not, is the cornerstone of representative government. That’s what makes today’s insurrection at the United States Capitol so outrageous.


December 16, 2020

As history unfolds, I pledge to take the COVID-19 vaccine

Ana Mari Cauce

I join my colleagues at UW Medicine in expressing great confidence in the safety and efficacy of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines and in proudly pledging to get vaccinated as soon as I am eligible to receive a vaccine.


December 14, 2020

In an unprecedented year, you have made an incredible impact

Ana Mari Cauce

In the wake of this unprecedented year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for your extraordinary determination, humanity and grace, the backbone of our community.


November 23, 2020

Looking ahead to what we can accomplish together

Ana Mari Cauce

As we enter a holiday season like no other, I want to thank you all for your hard work, commitment to each other, and the many sacrifices you have made and continue to make to keep our community safe and healthy.


November 10, 2020

A day to reflect and honor those who served

Ana Mari Cauce

In this incredibly challenging year, which has contained so much sadness and loss, let us use this Veterans Day to renew our commitment to those who have put service to country first.


November 6, 2020

Misinformation is a threat to self-government

Ana Mari Cauce

As a university, we are dedicated to uncovering truth as supported by evidence and facts as well as the bedrock belief that an informed public is the cornerstone of self-government.


Celebrating the courage and impact of first-generation students

Ana Mari Cauce

This Sunday will mark the fourth annual National First-Generation College Celebration, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our many students, alumni, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college.


November 4, 2020

Passage of Harborview bond measure is reason to celebrate

Ana Mari Cauce

As we all wait to learn the full outcome of Tuesday’s election, there is one clear result in King County that deserves recognition and celebration: the passage of Proposition 1 approving a bond measure to fund much needed upgrades to Harborview Medical Center.


November 2, 2020

Caring for yourself and others this election season

Ana Mari Cauce

Over the last few months, we have all borne witness to one of the most divisive and contentious election years in recent history. Whatever the outcome, there is no community that I’d rather be a part of as we deal with the uncertainties ahead,


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