Latest Communications

Update on Diversity Initiatives

Message to Campus Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:54

Dear Western Community:

Creating and sustaining a campus that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to every single member of our Western community is absolutely central to our mission as a university. During the past academic year Western, with important leadership contributions from our students, has engaged with new urgency in conversations about advancing those goals with concrete action and renewed commitment. As a result of those conversations, a number of new initiatives have been launched, and the purpose of this message is to provide a brief update on their progress. Read more

Western Cares - On the Cascade Mall Tragedy

Message to Campus Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:17

Dear Western Community:

Friday evening a tragedy occurred at the Cascade Mall in Burlington that impacted lives throughout Skagit County and beyond.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the five victims and the countless others who were impacted by this senseless and horrific action.

Our Western community has been affected by the event in ways that will not be in the news or in ways one would not normally think of.  Some of the victims have ties to Western.  The grief of their families and friends is unimaginable.  I know that we have Read more

President Randhawa Addresses WWU Faculty and Staff at Opening Convocation

Speech Fri, 09/16/2016 - 08:42


September 16, 2016


Good morning!

Thank you, Kristen, for your kind introduction.

It is a special privilege to speak to you today as we recognize our distinguished faculty and staff colleagues for their accomplishments. Congratulations to our honorees.

It is a tremendous honor to lead Western. I would like to start by expressing my thanks to the Board of Trustees, members of the search committee, and to all of you for the trust you have placed in me. Over the past six weeks, Uzma and I have had the Read more

WWU & President's Tweets

What are you doing at 7pm, Thursday night? How about cheering on WWU Vball as they face off against Western Oregon…
WWU hosts Mary Doria Russell, author of The Sparrow, 7 pm Friday, Nov. 2 in the Fairhaven Auditorium:…
Go now, before it's too late! The bake sale runs until 2. We can attest to how delicious the treats are!…
RT : hoop squads are on display tonight at Viking Jam via