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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

Speech
Wednesday, 09/28/2022 - 2:40 pm

Good morning!

Uzma and I welcome you to the new school year. It is a privilege to be with you to report on the state of the University. Thank you for joining us in person or tuning in virtually. 

I joined Western in fall 2016, drawn by its quality educational brand and programs and with aspirations to drive student success to…

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Message to Campus
Wednesday, 09/21/2022 - 8:20 am

Dear Western Students,

Welcome to a new school year!

We are pleased to welcome you, whether for the first time, or as you return for another academic year! There is so much to be excited about this year.

Western exists to make a positive impact on the state of Washington and the world--to make waves. And…

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Message to Campus
Monday, 09/12/2022 - 9:59 am

Dear WWU Faculty & Staff,

June 23, 2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, and throughout this academic year the Western community will be celebrating this important milestone and acting on our commitment to a safe, inclusive university community.  Since its enactment, Title IX has had an enduring impact on…

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