In less than three years, 70 percent of the jobs in Washington State will require some postsecondary education; 33 percent will require a bachelor’s degree or more. President Randhawa and President George Bridges of the Evergreen State College argue that state investment in a world-class K-16 education system will yield a robust return, not just for students, but for our communities, our state and our economy.
As a person who came to the United States as a graduate student from Pakistan in 1978 and who has spent my entire 34-year professional career in service to this great nation, I am disappointed and concerned about the recent federal executive order to ban individuals from seven countries, which are majority Muslim, from entering the United States.
The United States has always been a melting pot of people from around the world and our nation has benefited greatly from the contributions of people who have chosen to pursue education here and in many cases, like mine, to become citizens Read more
Dear Western Community:
Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus! I hope that you had the opportunity to rest and recharge over the holiday break, spend time with family and friends, or just enjoy some downtime between quarters.
Last fall I stated my commitment to listening and learning from you, the students, faculty and staff who are Western, and to expanding my understanding of Western’s strengths as well as the areas in which we can aspire to be better. I had the opportunity to meet with groups from across the university in listening sessions, Read more