Andrew D. Martin is Washington University’s 15th chancellor. At his inauguration in 2019, he cast a vision for elevating WashU’s academic distinction, providing broader access to WashU’s world-class educational experience, and deepening the university’s partnerships and impact in the St. Louis region.

Chancellor Martin’s State of the University address is available to view online.

Recent Updates

Thankful for you

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate our common values of gratitude, generosity, and togetherness. In that spirit, I want to thank you for what you’ve brought to our community this year, and for what you’ve accomplished together in service of the greater good.

Tragic day for St. Louis

I’m horrified and saddened about the unthinkable tragedy that occured this morning at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis. There is no place for gun violence in our schools.  My heart is with everyone who is suffering today. 

Gonzalez, Martin launch food blog

During Bear Beginnings orientation in August, Chancellor Martin and Vice Chancellor Anna Gonzalez took first-year students on a food tour of St. Louis’ South Grand neighborhood.

WashU’s newest Nobel Laureate

It gives us great pleasure to share the exciting news that Washington University economist Philip H. Dybvig has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Transformative fundraising initiative ‘makes way’ for top applicants

Washington University has announced a transformative fundraising initiative that aims not only to increase financial resources for students at every level of need, including middle-income students, but also to provide a “best-in-class” experience for all students to learn, develop and flourish while on campus and beyond.