State of the University

Welcome to the 2023/2024 Academic Year

Thank you to all the faculty and staff that attended the “State of the University Address” (SOTU) on Wednesday, October 4 at 9 a.m., where President Sabah Randhawa shared his reflections on the past year and goals and priorities for the 2023/24 academic year.

The video recording is available above for those that weren't able to attend or watch live, and the transcript is available on the Speeches section of the President's webpage.

The SOTU was preceded by an informal breakfast reception in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room between 8:00-9:00 a.m. for faculty and staff.

As a reminder, the SOTU replaces what was previously called “Faculty & Staff Opening Convocation.” The student-focused “New Student Convocation” took place on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the day before fall quarter classes began. 

State of the University Address

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Viking Union Multipurpose Room

Breakfast Reception


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

State of the University Address

(in-person or livestreamed)

9:00 - 9:40 a.m.

Land Acknowledgement and Blessing, Laural Ballew 

Board of Trustees Message, Chris Witherspoon, Vice Chair

President's Address, Sabah Randhawa