More than 550 faculty and staff have already contributed to the Western Stands for Washington campaign, a comprehensive $60 million campaign to raise funds for student scholarships, faculty research and campus programs. Now, Western is inviting its faculty and staff to make history as a University.
As part of a final fundraising push during the remaining months of the campaign, a WWU Faculty and Staff Campaign Advisory Board has been formed and is encouraging new, renewed and increased contributions from faculty and staff, with a goal of 20 percent participation by faculty and staff in FY 16. (Click here to contribute via payroll deduction: https://wwu.edu/campaign/payroll)
All contributors will be included on an honor roll to be published in Western Today and The Western Front, and the Advisory Board is aiming for extensive and heightened participation across campus.
The board, constituting faculty and staff from across campus, includes Co-Chairs Amir Abedi (Political Science) and David Hamiter (‘92) (ATUS), Linda Beckman (‘91) (Student Affairs), Tamara Belts (‘76) (Libraries), Leo Bodensteiner (Huxley College), John Bower (Fairhaven), Susan Brown (’01) (ATUS), Lise Fitzpatrick, (’08) (Extended Education), Vicki Hsueh (Political Science), Victor Nolet (Woodring), John Riopelle (Woodring), Karen Stout (Leadership/Communication Studies), Kami Westhoff (’98, ’02) (English) and Chyerl Wolfe-Lee (‘08) (Human Resources).
“It’s wonderful to have such commitment from across campus,” says Co-Chair Amir Abedi. “Western has already run a highly successful campaign. Together we hope to encourage a stream of contributions that will prove to be the icing on the cake. Please join us! We look forward to making history together.” Click here to see a video of Abedi describing the reasons he supports the campaign.
While Feb. 24 marks the end of the public phase of the campaign, the campaign fundraising continues through June 30.
For media enquiries, please contact Paul Cocke, Director of Communications and University Relations, via email Paul.Cocke@wwu.edu , office phone: (360) 650-3350 or cell phone: (360) 303 6009.