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Message to Campus
Mon, 07/26/2021 - 3:46 pm

Dear WWU Community,

During the 2020-21 academic year, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, I appointed a Legacy Review Task Force to examine the history and significance of building and college names on Western’s Bellingham campus with a charge to reconcile the institution’s contemporary commitment to equity, inclusion and social…

Read more about Legacy Review Task Force Report

Message to Campus
Thu, 07/08/2021 - 2:09 pm

Dear WWU Staff,

Recently, the President’s Cabinet met to review evolving guidance from Gov. Inslee for the safe reopening of the state’s college campuses now that COVID-19 hospitalization and infection rates are rapidly declining. As of this week, about 60% of people in Washington 12 years or older are fully vaccinated, and we’re…

Read more about Employee Guidance on Remote/Telework Arrangements

Message to Campus
Tue, 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
Mon, 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

Thu, 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