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October 26, 2015

On October 13, 2015, Ana Mari Cauce made history when the University of Washington Board of Regents announced her appointment as the school’s 33rd president. Cauce became the university's first permanent female president, its first Latina president and its first openly gay president. Ana Mari Cauce came to the University of Washington in 1986 as an assistant professor and worked her way up the ranks. When Michael Young left to become Texas A & M President, Cauce was named interim UW President, and that opened the door for her to become the top Dawg. Cauce talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about the appointment, the challenges ahead, barriers she has broken, her commitment to race and diversity and how the murder of her brother by the Ku Klux Klan affected her life.

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