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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
Thursday, 07/29/2021 - 4:40 pm

Dear WWU Faculty & Staff,

As more employees make their way back to campus offices and as we prepare for a full campus this fall, I want to encourage you to read the summary of updated community health guidance on Western’s coronavirus information site.

As you likely know, many parts of the country including Washington state…

Read more about Updated COVID Safety Guidelines for Fall

Message to Campus
Monday, 07/26/2021 - 3:46 pm

Dear WWU Community,

During the 2020-21 academic year, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, I appointed a Legacy Review Task Force to examine the history and significance of building and college names on Western’s Bellingham campus with a charge to reconcile the institution’s contemporary commitment to equity, inclusion and social…

Read more about Legacy Review Task Force Report

Message to Campus
Thursday, 07/08/2021 - 2:09 pm

Dear WWU Staff,

Recently, the President’s Cabinet met to review evolving guidance from Gov. Inslee for the safe reopening of the state’s college campuses now that COVID-19 hospitalization and infection rates are rapidly declining. As of this week, about 60% of people in Washington 12 years or older are fully vaccinated, and we’re…

Read more about Employee Guidance on Remote/Telework Arrangements