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Message to Campus
Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:43 pm

Dear Western Community,  

Recently, we have been in several conversations within our university community and beyond on the priorities for higher education as we emerge from the health pandemic.  Western is not unique in being under pressure from pandemic-related enrollment declines, loss of critical auxiliary revenue, reduction in…

Read more about Reflections on Our DEI Work

Message to Campus
Thu, 02/04/2021 - 11:42 am

Dear Western Community,

As we look ahead to the days getting longer and brighter, I am also eagerly looking forward to bringing our Western community back together.  The introduction of vaccines and a continued focus on prevention measures in our state and across the country gives us reason to believe that conditions will begin to…

Read more about Plans for Returning to Campus this Fall

Blog Post
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 9:49 am


From the start of the state legislative session in January, we have been advancing Western’s legislative priorities, as always, through coordinated efforts involving our Government Relations team, the Associated Students (see more about ASWWU Lobby Day 2021 here), and faculty legislative representatives.  Also deeply engaged are…

Read more about Washington's Trustees and Regents Speak Out for Investment in Higher Ed

Message to Campus
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:20 am

Dear Western Students,

The first days of the new year have provided no respite from one of the most challenging years in living memory, as the nation deals with astounding post-holiday COVID spikes, with some areas, including the northern part of Whatcom County, seeing a tripling of infection rates in just the past week.  But I see…

Read more about Toward a Better and Brighter Year in 2021: A message to WWU students

Message to Campus
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 2:49 pm

Dear Western Community,

No words can do justice to the profoundly disturbing political violence that unfolded yesterday in the heart of our nation’s capital.  The appalling images of extremists defacing the inner sanctum of our democracy, and of lawmakers being rushed by Capitol police to safe rooms have shocked the world.  January 6,…

Read more about On the Violence in Our Nation's Capital