"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

Sustaining our Community

Blog Post Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:20

Dear Western Community,

I have reached out to you numerous times over the past few weeks with updates on the COVID-19 situation and Western’s response to it.  Today, I reach out to you for a different, yet equally important, reason: How do we maintain a sense of community during these difficult and virtual times?

I have had my share of major political and economic events: Two wars (in a different country) with the fighting line within 50 miles from my home, the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, the Dot-Com crash in 2001, September 11 terrorist attacks, and the 2008 great recession.  

Coronavirus Update for March 19: WWU Spring Quarter Entirely Online

Message to Campus Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:00

Dear Western Community:

Today we are announcing that all classes and instruction

Coronavirus Update and Plans for Spring Quarter

Message to Campus Fri, 03/13/2020 - 12:21

Dear Western Community,

Over the past few weeks, our regular work at the university has been totally overshadowed by COVID-19.  You have received several messages from me and Vice President Melynda Huskey, chair of Western’s Incident Command System Team.  The intent of my message today is to share with you our plans for the start of spring quarter 2020 and to summarize and remind you of the various actions we have taken over the past two weeks.

However, before doing so, I want to thank you for being model community citizens as we have dealt with campus disruptions on a real

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