"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

State of the University Address in Poulsbo

Speech Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:42

Remarks delivered by President Randhawa in Poulsbo, WA on November 13, 2019:


Good evening!  Thank you for joining us tonight.  We’re very pleased to be here to share an update on exciting things happening at Western Washington University. 

Just over a month ago, I was here at the Sea Discovery Center, where we celebrated two-and-a-half decades of providing environmental science and policy programs on the Peninsulas.  This academic year also marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Western’s Huxley College of the Environment as the world’s

Promoting Healthy Relationships & Taking Action to End Domestic Violence

Blog Post Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:50

During the month of October, Western observed Domestic Violence Awareness Month by adopting the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s “#1 Thing” campaign and putting on a number of events sponsored by CASAS, Western’s survivor advocacy services.  For several decades my wife Uzma Ahmad has worked with survivors of intimate partner violence through her counseling practice, and she would like to share some thoughts with Western students on the issue.  We hope you find them to be of value

Remarks Delivered at the Multicultural Center Grand Opening

Speech Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:37

President Randhawa's Remarks Delivered at the Multicultural Center Grand Opening

October 10, 2019 

This is a momentous occasion in Western’s history, and I am honored to be included among the speakers today. 

I want

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