Board of Trustees

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…

If you asked Chris Witherspoon what a “trustee” was when he first stepped onto Western Washington University's campus as a freshman three decades ago, he wouldn't have been able to tell you. Last month, he became the university's newest trustee.

At the beginning of the year, Western…

The application for the 2022-23 Student Trustee position is now open. Students in all majors and from all backgrounds with a desire to serve the WWU community are encouraged to apply. Interested in applying? You are invited to attend the Board of Trustees meeting, Friday, April 22, between 9 a.m…

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has confirmed the appointment of Chris Witherspoon to the WWU Board of Trustees, effective immediately, filling the spot vacated by Bruce Harrell following his election as Mayor of Seattle.  The Board has eight volunteer members appointed by the Governor and confirmed…

Seattle mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell is a WWU trustee.

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees on Friday, June 11, approved Western’s 2021-22 operating budget, which includes a 2.8 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year. The tuition increase, which will be reflected in fall tuition…

Sharpe was the executive director of the Chuckanut Health Foundation from 2009-2019, which has advanced several community projects, and was a founding member of WAHA, the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement. Her volunteer work is just as impressive: She and her husband chaired the campaign…

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.   

Western’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, Feb. 11, discussed a range of issues, including the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, …

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.   

Western’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, Feb. 11, discussed a range of issues, including the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, …

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed former Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell to Western Washington University (WWU)’s Board of Trustees. He will serve a six-year term ending on Sept. 30, 2026.

WWU President Sabah Randhawa said Harrell “brings a wealth of experience in strategic…

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