Communications

Campus Update from the President - Spring Quarter 2017

Message to Campus Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:29

Dear Western Community:

Welcome back to campus and to the beginning of spring quarter.  I hope that you had a good spring break,whether travelling to a desirable destination or just enjoying some quiet time at home between quarters.

As we look ahead to spring quarter and the remainder of the regular academic year, I wanted to provide some updates on what remain my top priorities.

Increasing access and student success: As we continue advocating in Olympia for our legislative decisions packages to address bottlenecks in STEM courses and enhance basic

Anti-Semitism not Tolerated at Western

Message to Campus Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:37

Dear Western Community:

As we begin spring quarter, I`d like to express my deep appreciation for Western`s caring community and for all that you do to make it so.  This type of community largely depends on our simple, but crucial recognition of every person`s fundamental value and worth.  Our care for one another – as classmates, colleagues, and members of a shared community – defines what makes Western such a meaningful place to learn and work.

You may know that in recent months the number of anti-Semitic actions and threats across our country has

Seattle Times Editorial, March 12, 2017: Supercharged economy leaves too many students behind

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:48

In less than three years, 70 percent of the jobs in Washington State will require some postsecondary education; 33 percent will require a bachelor’s degree or more.  President Randhawa and President George Bridges of the Evergreen State College argue that state investment in a world-class K-16 education system will yield a robust return, not just for students, but for our communities, our state and our economy.

"Supercharged economy

Statement from President Randhawa on Immigration Executive Order

Message to Campus Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:31

As a person who came to the United States as a graduate student from Pakistan in 1978 and who has spent my entire 34-year professional career in service to this great nation, I am disappointed and concerned about the recent federal executive order to ban individuals from seven countries, which are majority Muslim, from entering the United States.

The United States has always been a melting pot of people from around the world and our nation has benefited greatly from the contributions of people who have chosen to pursue education here and in many cases, like mine, to become citizens

Update from the President - January 2017

Message to Campus Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:29

Dear Western Community:

Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus!  I hope that you had the opportunity to rest and recharge over the holiday break, spend time with family and friends, or just enjoy some downtime between quarters.

Last fall I stated my commitment to listening and learning from you, the students, faculty and staff who are Western, and to expanding my understanding of Western’s strengths as well as the areas in which we can aspire to be better.  I had the opportunity to meet with groups from across the university in listening sessions,

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