"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

Interview with Spark Science Podcast

Interview Tue, 07/31/2018 - 14:06

WWU President Sabah Randhawa was the guest on the Season 4 Finale of Spark Science, a podcast sponsored by Bellingham's Spark Museum, and hosted by Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff, WWU STEM Outreach and Inclusion Specialist and instructor in the Physics and Astronomy department.  In this episode, Sabah recounts his Read more

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

WWU & President's Tweets

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