Office of the President

June 30, 2021

Celebrating Pride – the progress and the work ahead

Ana Mari Cauce

I’ve seen transformative change in the liberation of LGBTQ+ people, and knowing that change of this magnitude is possible, I am even more committed to continuing the work of ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to live and thrive as their authentic selves.

June 28, 2021

Disturbing allegations of racism within UWPD

Ana Mari Cauce

It was deeply disturbing to our whole community to read media reports about how several Black UWPD officers experienced racism within the department. This kind of behavior amongst our staff will not be tolerated or excused.

June 17, 2021

On Juneteenth, we honor the past and act for the future

Ana Mari Cauce

This Saturday, we will honor Juneteenth, a commemoration of the day when news of the Civil War’s end – and the cessation of chattel slavery in the United States – at last reached enslaved people in Texas. Honoring Juneteenth is just one step in reckoning with and redressing historical and ongoing systemic racism, inequity and injustice.

June 10, 2021

Congratulations and thank you to our 2021 Awards of Excellence winners

Ana Mari Cauce

This year’s Awards of Excellence recipients have distinguished themselves beyond all expectations, and we are deeply grateful for all the ways they make our community better.

June 8, 2021

With hope on the horizon, thank you for an incredible year of service

Ana Mari Cauce

Despite a challenging year, our community has achieved something incredible — not just sustaining our commitment to our mission, but strengthening it.

May 27, 2021

Caring for our community through the conflict in the Middle East

Ana Mari Cauce

As we have watched with great sadness and distress the longstanding tensions and conflict between Israelis and Palestinians erupt in a resurgence of violence, we must stand against hate and care for each other in this difficult time.

May 24, 2021

Beginnings of change hold promise, but our work must continue  

Ana Mari Cauce

This week marks one year since the killing of George Floyd. There is still much work to do to achieve the profound, sustained and systemic reforms needed for an equitable society, and that work is required of us.

May 19, 2021

AAPI Heritage Month is a celebration of impact then and now

Ana Mari Cauce

Each May, our nation celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month – an opportunity to learn about and pay tribute to the enormous and diverse contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made throughout American history.

May 14, 2021

Through public and private investment, we can transform behavioral health care in Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

A visionary set of gifts from Ballmer Group will complement public investment in behavioral health care by expanding the training and workforce development pipeline.

May 7, 2021

Caring for our community through the COVID crisis in India

Ana Mari Cauce

For many of our faculty, staff and students – especially those with ties to India – this is a frightening and tragic time as that nation grapples with an ongoing and escalating COVID crisis.

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