WWU President Sabah Randhawa

"Western and higher education institutions across the country have a moral imperative to expand access to higher education, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. But we have an added responsibility that goes beyond access; we need to ensure success is attainable for all students as well. Advancing access and success for all students is one of the most courageous and concrete ways to ensure equity, inclusion, and opportunity."

Sabah Randhawa
Western Washington University President

Latest Communications

Message to Campus
Friday, 02/12/2021 - 12:43 pm

Dear Western Community,  

Recently, we have been in several conversations within our university community and beyond on the priorities for higher education as we emerge from the health pandemic.  Western is not unique in being under pressure from pandemic-related enrollment declines, loss of critical auxiliary revenue, reduction in…

Read more about Reflections on Our DEI Work

Message to Campus
Thursday, 02/04/2021 - 11:42 am

Dear Western Community,

As we look ahead to the days getting longer and brighter, I am also eagerly looking forward to bringing our Western community back together.  The introduction of vaccines and a continued focus on prevention measures in our state and across the country gives us reason to believe that conditions will begin to…

Read more about Plans for Returning to Campus this Fall

Blog Post
Tuesday, 02/02/2021 - 9:49 am


From the start of the state legislative session in January, we have been advancing Western’s legislative priorities, as always, through coordinated efforts involving our Government Relations team, the Associated Students (see more about ASWWU Lobby Day 2021 here), and faculty legislative representatives.  Also deeply engaged are…

Read more about Washington's Trustees and Regents Speak Out for Investment in Higher Ed