Letter to Campus

Draft strategic plan sets WSU’s course

January 2020 Dear Faculty and Staff: Happy new year! I hope you had some quality time away during the holiday break and that the beginning of the semester is going well. As we begin 2020, I cannot help but reflect on how fantastic the past decade has been from the University’s standpoint. In 2010, WSU’s system enrollment […]

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Dr. King’s legacy challenges us to serve

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: With a legacy that has withstood the hands of time and forever shaped civil rights around the world, there is so much to choose from in celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Champion of equality. Advocate of change through nonviolent means. Voice of the nation’s conscience in addressing discrimination, harassment, […]

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Vital system planning efforts continue

November 2019 Dear Faculty and Staff: Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to spend some time with family and friends over the holiday. Noel and I will enjoy an early Thanksgiving lunch before heading to Seattle for the Apple Cup football game against the University of Washington on Friday. At the November Board of Regents meeting, University […]

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Ramping up efforts to keep our students safe

By all accounts, Samuel Martinez was a 19‑year‑old you would love to hang out with. Sam was funny, bright, and caring. Polite. Serious. Responsible. Fiercely loyal to his family and friends. He loved sports, and he volunteered often for community service projects. Knowing Sam’s virtues makes coming to terms with his tragic death November 12 at […]

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Our support for DACA students remains steadfast

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: With the U.S. Supreme Court on the cusp of considering oral arguments for and against the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, now is an apt time to restate the University’s unequivocal support for all students, regardless of their immigration status. This commitment is grounded in our longstanding […]

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Exercise your right to vote this Election Day

November 4, 2019 Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: Tomorrow we all have the opportunity to exercise one of the crown jewels of American liberties—the right to vote—as local and statewide ballot initiatives and candidates for various offices are decided this Election Day. To those who have already returned their ballots, thank you. To those who […]

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