Latest Communications

Western's Commitment to Our Undocumented Students

Message to Campus Mon, 11/28/2016 - 14:26

Dear Western Community,

I welcome everyone back from Thanksgiving break and hope that you had a relaxing and enjoyable time with family and friends.

As I took time during the break to reflect on my first four months at Western I could not help but give thanks for this new community that Uzma and I are privileged to call home.  The weeks prior to the break showed us what this Western community is all about, one in which students, faculty and staff reach out and strive to care for one another. 

Within that spirit I feel it is important for me to re-enforce Read more

Remarks to the Bellingham Leadership Forum, November 17, 2016

Speech Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:04

Thank you for being here today at the Western Leadership Forum.  Still being new to Bellingham, I see many new faces in the audience, in addition to familiar ones who have already graciously welcomed Uzma and me to Bellingham.  I look forward to learning more from all of you about our community’s needs, and how Western can be a stronger partner in helping to meet them.     

I’ve been thinking about the many dimensions of leadership that bring us together today.  At the top of the list, of course, is the opportunity to learn from one of Read more

Our Commitment to a Safe and Supportive Campus

Message to Campus Fri, 11/18/2016 - 15:49

Dear Western Community,

Over the past week, I have had the opportunity to talk with numerous students, faculty and staff. I have appreciated those conversations where they have expressed their sentiments and heartfelt emotions. I have also appreciated the peaceful gatherings, conversations and forums in which our students have engaged during this time.

Nevertheless, several students and members of the Western community from diverse backgrounds and identities have shared with me their continuing feeling of fear for themselves and their future. I have heard concerns about Read more

WWU & President's Tweets

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Nice work who took home a 96-91 overtime victory vs SPU this weekend!
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Winter is here, make sure you're prepared for cold weather! https://t.co/8yaoUaiZCt
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The Bellingham Herald sign is blue again in honor of our Viking women's soccer team, national champs. Congratulatio… https://t.co/5Lmn2RVIEF
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SAD Screening for WWU students offered from 11am to 2pm on January 9th in the VUMultipurpose Room:… https://t.co/qEQhBGqtmw