Dear Western Community

Message to Campus Fri, 07/08/2016 - 09:01

Now that the Board of Trustees have finalized my appointment as Western’s next president, I wish to once again express to you how honored I am for the opportunity to lead Western.  As I continue to learn about Western from conversations with students, faculty and staff leaders, I am all the more grateful to be joining this remarkable institution, and excited to be a part of its future.  It is clear that Western’s reputation for high quality undergraduate education, impactful learning experiences and an inviting campus community all originate from your commitment and passion. I look forward

A Summer Message

Message to Campus Fri, 07/08/2016 - 09:01

Dear Western Community:

I hope you are enjoying the summer and finding an opportunity to relax, take on new adventures or projects, or just indulge in a good book.

Over the past two months I have had the opportunity to meet with President Shepard, the Vice Presidents, and student, faculty, and staff leaders to learn about Western and to better understand its culture and operations.  While I am still at the beginning of my Western education, what I have learned has only deepened my initial impression of and appreciation for Western's enduring focus on student success and