Office of the President

Annual Address


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.


October 15, 2019

2019 Annual President’s Address: The Public University’s Role in Tending Democracy

Ana Mari Cauce

Thank you to everyone who joined me for this year’s Annual President’s Address, whether in person or via livestream. Our great public university has a unique and essential part to play in advancing our democratic values.


October 17, 2017

2017 Annual President’s Address – Community is the engine that powers our impact

Ana Mari Cauce

Today I had the pleasure of addressing our University community from the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, or Intellectual House, about our institutional priorities — and challenges — and our path forward to meeting them together. Thank you to all who attended or watched via livestream and for your continued engagement with the UW. The full text of the address…


September 25, 2017

To our community, new and returning, welcome!

Ana Mari Cauce

After a hazy, smoky last few days of summer here in Washington, the snap in the autumn air is a welcome change. It matches the mood at our great University as we welcome a new entering class, transfer students and returning students, many of whom arrived on our campuses last week to begin the 2017–18 academic year.


October 18, 2016

The 2016 University of Washington Annual President’s Address: For Washington and the World

Office of the President

When I get asked what my vision for the University of Washington is, I have a ready answer: I want this university to be the number one university in the world in terms of impact. I’m going to take this opportunity to talk about that impact – on our state, nation and our world. Above all, on our collective future.


October 15, 2015

Video: Annual President’s Address

University of Washington

UW President Ana Mari Cauce discussed the boundless future of the University and answers questions from the audience on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at the Intellectual House. Read the text of her remarks


October 5, 2012

You’re invited to attend the President’s Annual Address, Oct. 18

Office of the President

Join President Michael K. Young for a look at how we are building on our past to ensure an even more successful future. Thursday, October 18, 2012 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Meany Hall Reservations are not required. The event will be broadcast live on UWTV channel 27 and online…


October 14, 2011

2011 President’s Annual Address

University of Washington

President Young talks to the UW community in his first town-hall address of the year, touching on important issues like the internal Provost search, new funding opportunities and highlighting the UW’s recent accomplishments.


September 16, 2011

President’s annual address will be Oct. 12

University of Washington

Save the date! The President’s Annual Address to the University Community is scheduled for Oct. 12 in Kane Hall, Room 130, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be webcast live on UWTV. Have something on your mind you’d like to ask the president? Questions are being solicited in advance of the event, and…



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