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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


Making Core Investments to Advance Our Mission

Just over a year ago, I chose to come to the University in large part because of its growing national reputation and the respect it was earning as one of the most innovative universities in the world. Another reason was the opportunity to work alongside President Ana Mari Cauce, who is widely regarded as a visionary, passionate leader. The University, under our leadership, aims to be the number one public university in the world as measured by impact.

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Provost Town Hall set for Feb. 26

Save the date for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m. at the HUB Lyceum, when Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards discusses academic excellence, graduate education, the arts and the impact of the University’s work. Feel free to submit a question in advance to provost@uw.edu.

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