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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, 06/22/2021 - 3:51 pm

Over the course of the past year and throughout the public health crisis, Western’s faculty and staff have done an excellent job in delivering on the mission of the university and demonstrating incredible adaptability. I am appreciative of our employees’ commitment to our students and community. This particular communication pertains to…

Read more about Update on FY22 Professional Staff Compensation Increase

Message to Campus
Monday, 06/14/2021 - 10:19 am

Dear WWU Faculty & Staff,

In a year that has been unlike any other we have ever experienced, I am very grateful for how our students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters have responded. 

We managed the human, social and economic dimensions of the past year quite well and we delivered on our mission as best as we could,…

Read more about Year End Message to the Western Community

Thursday, 06/03/2021 - 3:21 pm

Dear WWU Community,

Following a nationwide search, I am pleased to announce that Kim O’Neill will join Western Washington University as our new Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the WWU Foundation effective July 1.  Kim currently serves as Associate Vice President of Advancement at Texas Tech University in Lubbock,…

Read more about Announcing the New Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the WWU Foundation