Office of the President


November 21, 2022

Launching the national search for the next UW provost

Ana Mari Cauce

Last week, I officially charged a committee of faculty, staff and students to advise me in a national search to identify candidates for the role of provost, which is the UW’s top academic and budget officer.

November 18, 2022

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month and the deep roots of Indigenous people and culture at the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

Indigenous voices and accomplishments are a vibrant part of our academic community, and this month, I encourage everyone to take advantage of the many opportunities to explore and celebrate the work of some of the UW’s most accomplished Indigenous faculty, staff, students, alumni and neighbors.

November 9, 2022

Creating a culture free from sex- and gender-based discrimination is our shared responsibility

Ana Mari Cauce

As a community of students, faculty and staff who are here to do our best work in service of a more just, equitable, healthy society, we all share a stake in creating a culture free from sex- and gender-based violence, harassment and discrimination.

November 2, 2022

Honoring those who served and celebrating their ongoing contributions

Ana Mari Cauce

Our veteran students, faculty, staff, alumni and family members are vital contributors to our community and we are proud to recognize them at our annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11. I invite you to join us at the Medal of Honor Memorial on the Seattle campus and to participate in Veterans Appreciation Week events across our three campuses.

October 31, 2022

As a global research University, the UW has a key role in our global future

Ana Mari Cauce

As we celebrate UW’s 4th annual Global Month, I’m proud of the many ways in which our community is globally engaged, and excited for the possibilities as we seek new ways to connect and partner with colleagues, communities and institutions around the world.

October 20, 2022

The 2022 Annual President’s Address “Accelerating change for the public good: Expanding the role of public research universities”

Ana Mari Cauce

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Annual President’s Address. Our university creates impact for the public good in countless ways, and we have the power to expand and accelerate that impact at an even greater scale.

October 18, 2022

Celebrating the determination and diverse pathways of UW transfer students

Ana Mari Cauce

Across our three campuses, we are committed to being welcoming, accessible communities in which our many transfer students can thrive throughout their academic journeys and during Transfer Student Celebration Week, we have the chance to both celebrate our transfer students and examine how we can meet their distinctive needs even more effectively. 

October 7, 2022

Iran’s violent oppression of women and protesters underscores that women’s rights are human rights

Ana Mari Cauce

As the world witnesses the escalating oppression, abuse and even murder of peaceful protesters in Iran by the Iranian government, we are all reminded that women’s rights are human rights.

September 15, 2022

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of what unites us all

Ana Mari Cauce

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the very best of what our nation aspires to be: a place that welcomes immigrants and their descendants, and celebrates multiculturalism, weaving diverse cultures and traditions into our national fabric for the betterment of all.  

June 24, 2022

Ruling overturning Roe v. Wade will have significant impacts, but won’t change rights in Washington or at the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, ushering in dramatic changes to reproductive freedom. It is profoundly distressing and concerning for many members of our community, including myself, and raises equally troubling concerns about what this may mean for other human rights that we believed were established and inviolable.

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