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University of Washington names Cauce as president

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The University of Washington Board of Regents has chosen Ana Mari Cauce to be the school's next president. The University of Washington Board of Regents has chosen Ana Mari Cauce to be the school's next president.
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The University of Washington Board of Regents has chosen Ana Mari Cauce to be the school's next president.
    
Cauce (COW-say) has been interim president since March after Michael Young announced he was leaving UW for Texas A&M University.
    
She is the first woman to hold the permanent job at the Seattle university.
    
Cauce joined the UW faculty in 1986 as an assistant professor of psychology and rose to become the university's provost and executive vice president before being named interim president.
    
The 59-year-old was born in Cuba. She left the country with her family during the revolution when she was 3 years old. Her father had been minister of education in Cuba.
    
She has spent nearly her whole professional career at UW and has held numerous leadership positions.

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