"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

Opening Convocation Address to Faculty & Staff Fall 2018

Message to Campus - Speech Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:30

Good morning and welcome to the start of Western’s 125th academic year.

I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the ancestral homelands of Indigenous Peoples who have lived in the Salish Sea basin and the North Cascades watershed from time immemorial, in particular the Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Tribe. Please join me in expressing our deepest respect for our indigenous neighbors, and gratitude for their enduring stewardship of our shared lands and waterways.

As we look forward to the new academic year, I invite you to take a moment to Read more

Interview with Spark Science Podcast

Interview Tue, 07/31/2018 - 14:06

WWU President Sabah Randhawa was the guest on the Season 4 Finale of Spark Science, a podcast sponsored by Bellingham's Spark Museum, and hosted by Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff, WWU STEM Outreach and Inclusion Specialist and instructor in the Physics and Astronomy department.  In this episode, Sabah recounts his Read more

Year End Message to the Western Campus Community

Message to Campus Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:11

June 19, 2018

To the Campus Community:

As the regular academic year comes to a close and our campus community shifts into the distinct rhythms of summer, I want to thank you for your continued commitment and contributions to advance Western. I often comment that our graduates are the most important contribution we make to society. To deliver on this promise, we just graduated almost 2,200 students during our spring Commencement ceremonies. As I participated in Commencement, I was proud of our graduates and deeply appreciative of our faculty and staff—to the faculty for Read more

WWU & President's Tweets

September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters are like pop quizzes. Wouldn’t you rather be prepared?… https://t.co/2kyRCrkGAP
WECU ATMs on campus will be unavailable or have limited service Sept. 12 through 21: https://t.co/Js9V7mrbBL https://t.co/rVXpd1qIXx
WWU senior forward Gabriela Pelogi gave No. 15 nationally-ranked an early lead with a goal in the 15th… https://t.co/hIDNr9Uqtd