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Message to Campus
Thu, 03/12/2020 - 3:28 pm

Dear Campus Community,

In support of the efforts of the Whatcom County Health Department, the state of Washington, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Western Washington University is suspending all non-essential, out-of-state University travel effective immediately…

Read more about Coronavirus update for March 12: Out-of-State Travel Suspended Immediately for WWU Employees

Message to Campus
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:15 pm

Dear Western Community,

As you likely know, the first positive case of COVID-19 in Whatcom County was reported this afternoon.  Consequently, Whatcom County has declared a public health emergency, and university leadership has decided that we will move to online classes at all Western locations, meaning…

Read more about Coronavirus update: Western moving to online classes through March 20

Message to Campus
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 11:02 am

Dear Western Community,

As you likely know, the spread of coronavirus continues to be a rapidly evolving situation.  There have been a few additional cases in King and Snohomish counties attributed to coronavirus disease, which you have likely heard about in the news by now.  I want to share with you our ongoing work to ensure that…

Read more about An Update on the Evolving Coronavirus Situation: March 4

Message to Campus
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 2:25 pm

Dear Campus Community,

I know that you have been concerned about coronavirus and its potential impact on the health of our community members.  In this message, I want to update you on the situation and the steps we are taking to address it.

I returned over the weekend from a trip to Pakistan, so I was closely following the…

Read more about Update on Western's preparations related to novel coronavirus

Blog Post
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:31 pm

Recently, I was invited to speak with members of the Washington Roundtable, a group that represents major private sector employers in the state.  The Washington Roundtable has articulated a goal, that by 2030, 70% of high school graduates will attain a postsecondary credential by age 26 to serve Washington’s growing economy.  …

Read more about Western's Public Education Mission