Campus News

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 11:40am

Western Washington University wants you to stay happy, healthy, and safe this summer. Safety is a community effort, so we’re sharing some tips and resources from University Police to help reduce your risk this summer.

In case of emergency, dial 911 or (360) 650-3911 for Campus Police dispatch.

10 tips for risk reduction

Most crime is committed because of opportunity, so…

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:46pm

The search committee for the Black Student Coalition Coordinator position within the Division of Enrollment and Student Services is excited to welcome finalist, Nia Gipson, to campus on Wednesday, June 22. Please see the linked position announcement, as well as the candidate cover letter and resume. We hope you will be able to join us from 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., either in-person in VU 735, or…

Janelle Leger smiles with Old Main lawn in the background.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 11:04am

WWU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Janelle Leger has been selected to serve a fixed-term appointment as the dean of Western’s College of Science and Engineering.

Provost Brent Carbajal is excited by what Leger will bring to the role, including her depth of experience at Western and her commitment to furthering the College’s ADEI efforts.

“Having served as Director of the…

A close up of Sislena Ledbetter's face taken from the "I am the Hope and the Dream Juneteenth Video Project"

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 11:15am

Western's Associate Vice President for Health, Counseling and Wellbeing Sislena Ledbetter is one of several Black leaders in Whatcom County who are featured in a new Juneteenth video project, "I am the Hope and the Dream."

"I'm excited to be a part of a movement to help educate Western and Whatcom County about the importance of truth-telling through lifting up Black voices and…

The Juneteenth flag flies below Western's flag, with the Washington state and American flags in the background at Western's Flag Pavilion on a sunny day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 9:39am

Dear Western Community,

On Monday, June 20, Western will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth national holiday.  Black communities have recognized and celebrated Juneteenth for more than 100 years, and in 2021, the federal government began recognizing Juneteenth as an official holiday.  Also called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Second Independence Day, Juneteenth commemorates…

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 9:23am

Western’s Board of Trustees approved a 2022-2023 state operating budget Friday with $1.26 million in new funding for student support, as well as money to strengthen Western’s nursing programs.

The board also voted to raise resident undergraduate tuition and capital building fees by 2.4 percent and by 3.5 percent for all other types of tuition for ’22-’23, including for graduate…

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 2:44pm

Three funds created by generous donations to the WWU Foundation will have a tremendous impact on Black Western Washington University students.

Long-time Western benefactors David and Carol Robinson made a generous gift in response to the university’s desire to create a new position – the Coordinator of the Black Student Coalition. Working in the division of Enrollment and Student…

Kevin Roxas smiles in front of Miller Hall

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 11:35am

Kevin Roxas has been selected to serve a fixed term as the dean of Woodring College of Education.

Roxas currently serves as associate dean for student success, access and outreach for Woodring and has served as chair for Secondary Education for more than six years. He has also been a faculty member in the Secondary Education Department for the past eight years, progressing from…

Portrait of Jacqueline Hughes on a plain background.

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 10:24am

Dear WWU Community,

I am very pleased to share the news that Jacqueline Hughes has accepted our offer to become Western’s first Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of the Office of Equity.

Hughes will oversee the newly created Office of Equity, which brings together two complementary functions—compliance, and community education and development—and provides broad…

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 5:08pm

If you are considering retiring in the near future and are interested in learning about Retiree Health Insurance offered through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, you can register to attend a free webinar. 

Monthly webinars, hosted by Outreach and Training staff from the Health Care Authority (HCA), will provide an overview of retiree health insurance available…