Latest Communications

Opening Convocation Address to WWU Faculty & Staff 2017

Speech Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:34

September 20, 2017


Thank you, Allison, for your kind introduction. It has been an honor to work with you, last year’s Senate President Kristen Larson, and the Faculty Senate leadership during my first year as Western president. The Faculty Senate, and the more than 900 faculty it represents, are at the center of our shared aspirations for Western Washington University. I want to thank you—our faculty, for your work to educate our students and help them realize their greatest potential.

I am pleased to be joined by leaders with whom I serve the Read more

President Randhawa's Statement Regarding the Decision to End DACA

Message to Campus Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:38

Dear Western Community,

As you have likely heard, the Trump administration this morning announced its plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program and phase it out over the next six months, calling on Congress to replace the policy with legislation.  Since the program began in 2012 with the Obama administration, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors have been granted protection under DACA.

As I mentioned in my message last week, Western Washington University has been, and continues to be Read more

Western Supports Our Undocumented Students

Message to Campus Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:50

Dear Western Community,

As you are probably aware, there is talk about ending or changing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Western Washington University has been, and continues to be, strongly opposed to ending a program that provides hope and opportunity for more than 800,000 young people across the country, including many Western students, their families and friends. We are working with other universities in Washington State, and around the country, to collectively urge the Trump Administration to leave DACA in place unchanged.

We have Read more

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WWU & President's Tweets

2nd Annual 'Paint B'Ham Blue for WWU' celebration to welcome back students Sept. 27:
One WWU faculty member proposes to another - in the middle of one of America's most grueling races:
Welcome back students! FYI, the Book Store has extended hours through the end of this month.