"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

Latest Communications

Year End Message to the Western Campus Community

Message to Campus Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:11

June 19, 2018

To the Campus Community:

As the regular academic year comes to a close and our campus community shifts into the distinct rhythms of summer, I want to thank you for your continued commitment and contributions to advance Western. I often comment that our graduates are the most important contribution we make to society. To deliver on this promise, we just graduated almost 2,200 students during our spring Commencement ceremonies. As I participated in Commencement, I was proud of our graduates and deeply appreciative of our faculty and staff—to the faculty for Read more

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

Blog Post Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:27

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”  

-Maya Angelou

During a recent trip to Washington, D.C. to visit members of our federal delegation and supporters of Western, Uzma and I took advantage of an open afternoon to visit, for the first time, The National Museum of African American History and Culture. We could have spent the entire day and more—there is so much to learn, absorb, and to reflect upon.

During the few hours we were at the Museum, I learned new facts about Read more

Supplemental Budget Allocation for WWU Funds New Programs and Expansion Study

Blog Post Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:33

The 2018 Supplemental Budget, which was finalized by the state legislature earlier this week, establishes a new undergraduate degree program in Marine, Coastal and Watershed Sciences, as well as funding to develop an Early Childhood Education program in partnership with Olympic College as part of the Western on the Peninsulas program.

The operating budget also directs WWU to conduct a study exploring the feasibility of creating a four-year degree granting campus on the Kitsap or Olympic Read more

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