Communications

Western's Public Education Mission

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

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.  Currently, only 40% of Washington’s high school graduates go on to earn such a credential by age 26.

The funding provided during the last legislative session under House Bill 2158, known as the Workforce Education Investment Act (WEIA), is focused on making

Western's Food Service Options: Ways To Participate in Shaping the Future

Message to Campus Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:20

At Western, we are fortunate that our students, faculty and staff are committed to making a positive impact in the world, to living their values and seeing them reflected in the operations of the University.  Just as in our personal lives, determining which course of action to take as a community involves weighing the costs, benefits, and trade-offs among a complex and often competing set of priorities, values, practical considerations and limitations.  One of the areas of campus life that we will soon have an opportunity to consider in this light is Western’s Dining Services, as Western’s

State of the University Address in Poulsbo

Speech Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:42

Remarks delivered by President Randhawa in Poulsbo, WA on November 13, 2019:

 

Good evening!  Thank you for joining us tonight.  We’re very pleased to be here to share an update on exciting things happening at Western Washington University. 

Just over a month ago, I was here at the Sea Discovery Center, where we celebrated two-and-a-half decades of providing environmental science and policy programs on the Peninsulas.  This academic year also marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Western’s Huxley College of the Environment as the world’s

Promoting Healthy Relationships & Taking Action to End Domestic Violence

Blog Post Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:50

During the month of October, Western observed Domestic Violence Awareness Month by adopting the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s “#1 Thing” campaign and putting on a number of events sponsored by CASAS, Western’s survivor advocacy services.  For several decades my wife Uzma Ahmad has worked with survivors of intimate partner violence through her counseling practice, and she would like to share some thoughts with Western students on the issue.  We hope you find them to be of value

Remarks Delivered at the Multicultural Center Grand Opening

Speech Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:37

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

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