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Provost and executive vice president for academic affairs

Portrait of Provost Tricia Serio

Tricia Serio joined the University of Washington as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in 2023. A biochemist, she also holds a faculty appointment in the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry.

As the University’s academic and budget officer, Dr. Serio leads the faculty and allocates resources to promote each student’s academic experience and success.

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Provost’s blog

  • Sharing my journey, from first-gen college student to provost

    October 31, 2023

    I was a full professor and a department chair before it occurred to me to tell anyone my own story. One day, several years ago, I met with a first-generation college student who was also a first-generation American citizen. She had just won our department’s top academic award and expressed her perception that she wasn’t…

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  • Academic Affairs support for the UW community

    October 12, 2023

    Dear Colleagues, President Cauce shared a statement with our community on Monday following a horrific series of terror attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians over the weekend. This tragedy has now resulted in an escalation of violence impacting civilians in both Israel and Gaza. I share her devastation about the tragic loss of life, her…

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  • Getting to know Provost Tricia Serio

    October 5, 2023

    Provost Tricia Serio When President Ana Mari Cauce launched the search for a new provost last year, she asked the search committee to seek candidates who “value our tradition of shared governance and who share our commitment to creating a community that is equitable and inclusive — values that are requirements for world-changing scholarship, discovery,…

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Future of teaching and learning

The Future of Teaching & Learning Initiative is looking for ways to enhance instructional quality and provide better access to courses and programs.

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