Uzma and I welcome you to the new school year. It is a privilege to be with you to report on the state of the University. Thank you for joining us in person or tuning in virtually.
I joined Western in fall 2016, drawn by its quality educational brand and programs and with aspirations to drive student success to…
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Dear Western Students,
Welcome to a new school year!
We are pleased to welcome you, whether for the first time, or as you return for another academic year! There is so much to be excited about this year.
Western exists to make a positive impact on the state of Washington and the world--to make waves. And…
Dear WWU Faculty & Staff,
June 23, 2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, and throughout this academic year the Western community will be celebrating this important milestone and acting on our commitment to a safe, inclusive university community. Since its enactment, Title IX has had an enduring impact on…
Dear Western Community,
Like many of you, I was deeply distressed to wake up this morning and see that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade.
Over the past 49 years since that landmark decision, a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion before viability has become embedded in the fabric of our society. It has become a…
Dear WWU Community,
I am very pleased to share the news that Dr. Jacqueline Hughes has accepted our offer to become Western’s first Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of the Office of Equity.
Jacqueline will oversee the newly created Office of Equity, which brings together two complementary functions—compliance,…
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