Office of the President


November 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bill Gates Sr.

Ana Mari Cauce

Bill Gates Sr. is a big man with an even bigger heart. On this, the occasion of his 90th birthday, we salute the immense contributions he’s made to our University. Ever since he earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the UW, Gates has been the University of Washington’s biggest champion. He served for 15…

May 8, 2015

Honoring our longstanding partnership with Boeing

Ana Mari Cauce

On Monday we had the privilege, along with our supporters and collaborators from The Boeing Company, to celebrate UW student recipients of Boeing scholarships, and to express our immense gratitude for The Boeing Company and its generous, longstanding support of our students, faculty and programs. For nearly 100 years, our collaboration with Boeing has had…

March 14, 2014

Tremendous pride in our student-athletes

Michael K. Young

Student-athletes are a tremendous source of pride for our institution. I think being a student and an athlete is truly incredible—I am impressed by their abilities to manage the intensive practice and game schedules in addition to their academic responsibilities and deadlines. The UW student-athletes have a strong record of success in graduation—especially in men’s…

November 20, 2012

The UW has some of the best staff in the world

University of Washington

At the UW, not all of the creative solutions to contemporary challenges come from our faculty. We also have some of the best staff in the world. Recently, a good example of what our staff does came to my attention. Many schools have had agonizing struggles to decide which intramural locker rooms, male or female,…