Ana Mari Cauce

A member of the University of Washington faculty since 1986, Ana Mari Cauce became president in October 2015, having previously served as provost and executive vice president. As president, Cauce is leading the university in providing a leading-edge student experience, conducting research and scholarship that has a global impact, and infusing the entire university with a spirit of innovation, all in support of the UW’s mission as a public university. She has earned awards both for her research into adolescent psychology and for her teaching, including a Distinguished Teaching Award, the UW’s highest honor for faculty’s work with students in and outside of the classroom. Raised in Miami after emigrating with her family from Cuba, Cauce earned degrees in English and psychology from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in psychology, with a concentration in child clinical and community psychology, from Yale University.