Office of the Provost
Provost Mark Richards 2018 portrait

Provost Mark Richards

Mark Richards joined the University of Washington as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs on July 1, 2018. A geophysicist, Richards also holds a faculty appointment in the College of the Environment’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences. As provost, he is the University’s chief academic and budget officer.

Announcement Biography


2018 Provost Welcome Lecture

What really killed the dinosaurs?

Provost Mark Richards explores the two leading theories on what actually happened 66 million years ago — and how they may have been linked.

Livestream archive


The provost’s areas of responsibility


Meet the Husky 100

The Husky 100 is a new award recognizing 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students who exemplify the Husky Experience. Leaders, innovators, activists, teachers, change agents – get to know these outstanding students. Explore


Be Boundless video series

Brand Video

What does it mean to Be Boundless? At the UW, our pride and passion are limitless. And so is our belief that together we will change the world. All it takes is the first step. So what are you waiting for?


UW accreditation

Regional accreditation is a process of recognizing educational institutions for performance, integrity and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public. Read more