Western follows governor's lead on NC travel ban
Rich Van Den Hul, vice president for Business and Financial Affairs at Western Washington University, shared the following news with the WWU community earlier this week regarding state-funded travel:
On Tuesday, March 29, Governor Jay Inslee issued an executive order placing a ban on state-funded travel to North Carolina. Although not an executive agency, Western welcomes the opportunity to follow the leadership of Governor Inslee on the matter of state-funded travel to North Carolina. Until future notice, no travel to North Carolina by faculty, staff or students using state funds will be authorized.
This application is not retroactive; that is, previous travel authorizations will not be revoked. Exceptions to the WWU ban are not expected and would require approval at the vice presidential level.
Governor Inslee imposed the ban on state-funded travel to North Carolina after the passage of legislation that revokes civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community.