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Speech
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 8:37 pm

President Randhawa's Remarks Delivered at the Multicultural Center Grand Opening

October 10, 2019 

This is a momentous occasion in Western’s history, and I am honored to be included among the speakers today. 

I want to begin by acknowledging the personal histories and experiences of struggle, frustration, and sadness…

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Message to Campus
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 9:47 am

Dear Western Students,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 academic year!  I hope your first day of classes is off to a great start, and that you are as excited as I am by the opportunities that lie ahead this year to increase our understanding of each other, ourselves, and the world we share.

Supporting your successful journey…

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Speech
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 1:43 pm

(A video of the 2019 Faculty & Staff Convocation is available here.  President Randhawa's remarks begin at 22:10.)  

Since coming to Western three years ago I have talked about the potential of this wonderful institution, the strong foundations of excellence we have to build upon, and the remarkable…

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Message to Campus
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:19 am

As we close the academic year, it is a time to celebrate our graduates, the most important contribution Western makes to our communities and our world.  It is also a time to be grateful – for the engaged students, faculty and staff that make Western such a special place.  And, it is a time to pause for reflection and learning from the…

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Blog Post
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 9:49 am

Legislators in Olympia finished their work earlier this week, and I wanted to share a few outcomes of the 2019 legislative session as they relate to Western and higher education in general.

Operating budget:

Despite the limited availability of discretionary funding, the legislature made significant and historic investments in…

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