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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

Thursday, 06/03/2021 - 3:21 pm

Dear WWU Community,

Following a nationwide search, I am pleased to announce that Kim O’Neill will join Western Washington University as our new Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the WWU Foundation effective July 1.  Kim currently serves as Associate Vice President of Advancement at Texas Tech University in Lubbock,…

Read more about Announcing the New Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the WWU Foundation

Message to Campus
Wednesday, 06/02/2021 - 11:10 am

Dear Western Community,

On Juneteenth 2020, the Black Student Organization (BSO) delivered a set of demands to the Associated Students executive board and to university administration.  At the time, we acknowledged that we can and must do more to create lasting institutional changes needed to achieve more equitable outcomes in education…

Read more about Our Commitment to Black Students, One Year Later

Message to Campus
Tuesday, 05/11/2021 - 3:52 pm

As I have shared with you recently, we are in the process of establishing an institutional-level Office of Equity, with the more formal change intended with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2021. Establishing this office honors the many voices who have been speaking for some time about the need to build central ADEI leadership into…

Read more about Office of Equity Information and Resources