Office of the President

October 29, 2020

Proposed rule change would needlessly hinder international students and the work of the University

Ana Mari Cauce

This unnecessary proposed change to visa requirements would have dramatic impacts on the UW international student community and I have formally requested that DHS not enact it.


October 19, 2020

Additional Q&A from the Annual President’s Address

Ana Mari Cauce

Every year, I look forward to my annual address as an opportunity to address questions from members of our community. I didn’t have time to respond to all of them during the event, so I wanted to address a few of the topics that we didn’t get to.


October 12, 2020

Annual President’s Address: Building Community Resilience for a More Equitable Future

Ana Mari Cauce

Thank you to everyone who virtually attended this year’s Annual President’s Address.


September 28, 2020

Welcome to the new academic year, wherever you are

Ana Mari Cauce

Welcome to the start of the new academic year! Whether you are a returning member of our University of Washington community or joining us for the first time, we’re so pleased that you are part of the Husky pack.


September 21, 2020

Closing a campaign that truly was boundless

Ana Mari Cauce

As we bring this historic campaign to a close, I am grateful for the faith that so many people have placed in our institution to help realize a vision for a better world.


September 15, 2020

Bill Gates Sr., a transformative force for good

Ana Mari Cauce

Along with our entire community, I am mourning the loss of Bill Gates Sr., `49, `50. He devoted his life to making our world a better place and was one of the finest leaders our University has ever had.


September 10, 2020

Our University’s commitment to anti-racism

Ana Mari Cauce

We can and must do more to create the kinds of institutional changes needed to achieve more equitable outcomes in education and beyond for our BIPOC students, faculty and staff.


August 26, 2020

To honor the 19th Amendment, we must engage critically with our history 

Ana Mari Cauce

Through learning and critical engagement with the world, we honor the achievements of everyone whose work led to expanded suffrage, enfranchisement and equality.


August 17, 2020

Gift to support diverse teacher workforce holds huge potential for the future

Ana Mari Cauce

A recent $6 million anonymous gift to the University’s College of Education to bolster diversity in the education workforce promises to be a transformative investment in teachers of color and the countless students whose lives they will change.


August 6, 2020

Impact of the pandemic on autumn quarter for students, faculty and staff

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, Provost Mark Richards and I wrote to U.S. and international students, faculty and staff on our Seattle campus to share what we believe will be our final plans for autumn quarter classes.


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