Talking About Higher Education Opportunities with UW President Cauce

On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Habib met with University of Washington (UW) President Ana Mari Cauce to discuss everything UW is doing build pathways to higher education for all Washingtonians.

The UW Board of Regents selected Cauce to become the UW’s 33rd president at a special meeting on Oct. 13, 2015. A member of the UW faculty since 1986, Cauce previously served as interim president, provost, and executive vice president.

Throughout her career, Cauce has championed access to higher education, including through the Husky Promise, which provides full tuition to eligible Washington students who otherwise could not attend college. As part of her strong belief in ensuring access to higher education for all, just one month into her role as interim president she engaged students in an honest discussion about race and equity, launching an effort to create a more just and diverse community.