President of the University of Washington
The President of the University of Washington is the chief administrator of the university.
|President of the
University of Washington
Seal of the President
|University of Washington|
|Appointer||Board of Regents of the University of Washington|
|Formation||November 4, 1861|
|First holder||Asa Mercer|
|Website||Office of the President|
The University of Washington is a public university in Seattle, Washington. Established in 1861 and originally known as the Territorial University of Washington, UW is the oldest public university in the state of Washington. The University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through its 140 departments, organized into various colleges and schools. With a total student enrollment of about 46,000, UW is one of the largest universities in the United States.
The longest-serving president of the university was William P. Gerberding, who held the office for sixteen years from 1979 to 1995.
The current president of the University of Washington is Ana Mari Cauce. Cauce served as the university's interim president before replacing the thirty-first president, Michael K. Young, and assuming her position as the university's permanent president on October 13, 2015. Cauce is the thirty-third president of the university. Twenty-five men and one woman have served as the university's permanent president, and six men and three women have served as its interim president pending the appointment of a permanent successor.
List of presidentsEdit
The following individuals have held the Office of President of the University of Washington. There are gaps in the line of succession when the University was closed from 1867–69 and part of 1874 and 1876 The university presidents in whose honor buildings have been named bear an asterisk.
|No.||Portrait||President||Tenure||Background and accomplishments|
|2||William Edward Barnard||1863–66|
|3||George F. Whitworth||1866–67|
|John Henry Hall||1869–72|
|Eugene Kincaid Hill||1872–74|
|Mary W. (May) Thayer||1874||Acting President|
|George F. Whitworth||1874–76|
|Alexander Jay Anderson||1877–82|
|Leonard Jackson Powell||1882–87|
|Thomas Milton Gatch||1887–95|
|Mark Walrod Harrington||1895–97|
|William Franklin Edwards||1897|
|Charles Francis Reeves||1897–98||Acting President|
|Frank Pierrepont Graves||1898–1902|
|Thomas Franklin Kane||1902–14|
|Henry Landes||1914–15||Acting President|
|David Thomson||1926–27||Acting President|
|Matthew Lyle Spencer||1927–33|
|Hugo Winkenwerder||1933–34||Acting President|
|Lee Paul Sieg||1934–46|
|Raymond B. Allen||1946–51|
|H.P. (Dick) Everest||1952||Acting President|
|Charles E. Odegaard||1958–73|
|Philip W. Cartwright||1973–74||Acting President|
|John R. Hogness||1974–79|
|27||William P. Gerberding||1979–95|
|Richard L. McCormick||1995–2003|
|Lee L. Huntsman||2003–04|
|Phyllis Wise||2010–11||Acting President|
|31||Michael K. Young||2011–15|
|Ana Mari Cauce||2015||Acting President|
Timeline of University of Washington presidential termsEdit
Presidents of the University of Washington
- "Washington State Employee Salaries". fiscal.wa.gov. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- "University of Washington Presidents". Retrieved 2007-09-15.