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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
Wednesday, 02/08/2023 - 5:07 pm

Dear Western Faculty & Staff, 

As we reach the halfway point of the academic year, I’d like to pause and reflect on the year so far and the work ahead of us.   

Uzma and I recently traveled overseas to visit family for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic.  While it was refreshing to see people and cultures…

Read more about Mid-year Reflections

Message to Campus
Friday, 01/27/2023 - 5:12 pm

Dear Western Community,

As the nation anticipates the release of body cam footage this evening revealing the senseless murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of law enforcement, many of us will be processing our grief and anger over the death of another young Black man. We are also in mourning for the loss of members of our Asian-American…

Read more about Mourning Losses After a Week of Tragedies

Message to Campus
Thursday, 01/19/2023 - 10:41 am

Last week, ProPublica published a report and database which included data from Western, covering the holdings of Native American ancestral remains in museums and universities across the country and the progress that they have made in repatriating their collections to their rightful Indigenous communities, under the Native American Graves…

Read more about Statement from the President on Repatriating Native Ancestral Remains