Office of the Provost

Provost’s Town Hall

Join University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards for a livestream discussion of academic excellence, the impact of the University’s work, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Provost Richards will present and answer questions following remarks from Assistant Professor of Art History Juliet Sperling and Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity Rickey Hall.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Provost’s Town Hall, originally scheduled to be livestreamed on March 2, will now be held March 16 at 3:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Livestream: March 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

No registration required. To submit a question in advance, please send it to

ASL interpretation and closed-captioning provided. A recording will be posted on this page.

Featured presenters

Juliet Sperling

Juliet Sperling

Assistant Professor of Art History

Kollar Endowed Chair in American Art

Discussing the work and academic life of renowned artist and UW faculty member Jacob Lawrence

Rickey Hall

Rickey Hall

Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity

University Diversity Officer

Discussing the work needed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at the UW

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Past events


On February 26, 2020, Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards spoke on a range of topics including UW’s commitment to equity and inclusion, population health, campus construction, a data science minor for students majoring in non-STEM fields and much more.


  • Gamelan Ensemble — UW students perform music from Malang in East Java, Indonesia, led by Christina Sunardi, associate professor and chair of Ethnomusicology.
  • Clean Energy   — Chemical engineering graduate student Gabriella Tosado discusses her research in clean energy.
  • Provost remarks followed by Q&A 

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Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards discussed academic excellence, student success, and the UW’s budget and infrastructure at the Henry Art Gallery Auditorium on May 14, 2019.