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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

Message to Campus
Friday, 06/24/2022 - 12:36 pm

Dear Western Community,

Like many of you, I was deeply distressed to wake up this morning and see that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade.

Over the past 49 years since that landmark decision, a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion before viability has become embedded in the fabric of our society. It has become a…

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Message to Campus
Friday, 06/10/2022 - 8:03 am

Dear WWU Community,

I am very pleased to share the news that Dr. Jacqueline Hughes has accepted our offer to become Western’s first Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of the Office of Equity. 

Jacqueline will oversee the newly created Office of Equity, which brings together two complementary functions—compliance,…

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Message to Campus
Wednesday, 05/25/2022 - 3:48 pm

Dear WWU Community,

Yet again, we find ourselves mourning following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas yesterday.  My heart breaks for the families who have lost a loved one due to this senseless act of violence, and for all of us impacted by the many tragedies coming so close together.

Too many…

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