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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
Tuesday, 05/17/2022 - 9:27 am

Dear Western Community,

As you undoubtedly know, this weekend in a neighborhood supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., an 18-year-old gunman shot 13 people, killing 10 of them. Eleven of his victims were Black.  The gunman responsible for this latest mass shooting in America spent months meticulously planning his attack and posted a racist…

Read more about Standing Together Against Anti-Black Racism and Hate

Speech
Friday, 09/17/2021 - 11:47 am

Good morning, and welcome to the new school year.  I am grateful that we are back on campus after working remotely for the past year-and-a-half. Thank you being here today, both those of you here in person and those who are tuning in virtually. 

I’d like to start by acknowledging that we gather today on the ancestral homelands of the…

Read more about Western Washington University Faculty & Staff Convocation Address

Message to Campus
Thursday, 08/19/2021 - 10:06 am

Dear WWU Employees,  

In response to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus and to protect the health of the community, Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday reinstated a statewide mask requirement and ordered all public and private school employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of their employment. …

Read more about Governor Inslee Reinstates Statewide Mask Requirement and Expands Vaccine Mandate