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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,…

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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,…

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Message to Campus
Wed, 06/02/2021 - 11:10 am

Dear Western Community,

On Juneteenth 2020, the Black Student Organization (BSO) delivered a set of demands to the Associated Students executive board and to university administration.  At the time, we acknowledged that we can and must do more to create lasting institutional changes needed to achieve more equitable outcomes in education…

Read more about Our Commitment to Black Students, One Year Later

Message to Campus
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 3:52 pm

As I have shared with you recently, we are in the process of establishing an institutional-level Office of Equity, with the more formal change intended with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2021. Establishing this office honors the many voices who have been speaking for some time about the need to build central ADEI leadership into…

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Message to Campus
Wed, 05/05/2021 - 4:36 pm

Dear WWU Community,

After careful consideration and assessing the direction taken by several public and private universities both within Washington state and nationally, Western will require COVID vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff before returning to campus for the fall 2021 quarter.  This decision…

Read more about Fall 2021 Vaccine Requirements for Students and Employees