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Message to Campus
Fri, 06/10/2022 - 8:03 am

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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Message to Campus
Wed, 05/25/2022 - 3:48 pm

Dear WWU Community,

Yet again, we find ourselves mourning following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas yesterday.  My heart breaks for the families who have lost a loved one due to this senseless act of violence, and for all of us impacted by the many tragedies coming so close together.

Too many…

Read more about On the Tragic School Shooting in Texas

Message to Campus
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 9:27 am

Dear Western Community,

As you undoubtedly know, this weekend in a neighborhood supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., an 18-year-old gunman shot 13 people, killing 10 of them. Eleven of his victims were Black.  The gunman responsible for this latest mass shooting in America spent months meticulously planning his attack and posted a racist…

Read more about Standing Together Against Anti-Black Racism and Hate

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:47 am

Good morning, and welcome to the new school year.  I am grateful that we are back on campus after working remotely for the past year-and-a-half. Thank you being here today, both those of you here in person and those who are tuning in virtually. 

I’d like to start by acknowledging that we gather today on the ancestral homelands of the…

Read more about Western Washington University Faculty & Staff Convocation Address

Message to Campus
Thu, 08/19/2021 - 10:06 am

Dear WWU Employees,  

In response to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus and to protect the health of the community, Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday reinstated a statewide mask requirement and ordered all public and private school employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of their employment. …

Read more about Governor Inslee Reinstates Statewide Mask Requirement and Expands Vaccine Mandate