Communications

An Update on the Evolving Coronavirus Situation: March 4

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

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 Western is prepared to deal with this issue.

Since my last communication on Monday we have developed a new website with additional information and resources at https://www.wwu.edu/

Update on Western's preparations related to novel coronavirus

Message to Campus Mon, 03/02/2020 - 14:25

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 coronavirus story in Asia. I also learned this morning that public health officials in Washington have announced a total of six deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, four of which occurred at a nursing home in Kirkland in King County.  Five of the

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

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