Welcome Students

Sabah in front of Old Main

President Sabah Randhawa

Congratulations on your academic success, and welcome to the start of your journey at Western! I hope the time you spend here, from your first quarter until you graduate, is full of engaging learning experiences, self-discovery, and enriching personal connections within our campus community. 

For those of us who work at Western—more than 2,000 faculty and staff serving in a huge variety of roles inside and outside of the classroom—our common purpose is to advance three important goals related to your education: 

First, we are committed to advancing the success of all students joining Western, to ensure that each of you has the opportunities and the resources you need to be successful at Western and beyond. 

Second, we are committed to increasing Western’s impact in Washington State by expanding access to our programs, striving to meet the state’s needs for a skilled workforce and engaged citizenry, and preparing our graduates to make a positive impact in their communities.

And third, we continually strive to enhance the quality of our educational programs and learning experiences for every student, which I hope was a key factor that helped you choose Western.

Please know that you are joining a university community committed to respect, kindness, and compassion, a place where we all take responsibility for advancing a culture that values the dignity and humanity of each one of us.  We are also committed to providing an intellectual atmosphere in which diverse perspectives and viewpoints are welcome, critically examined, and engaged with civility and respect.  Advancing and embracing diversity of identity and thought is not only an integral part of Western’s mission, but also critical to preparing you to succeed in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world.

Thank you for choosing to be a part of Western!  We are excited to help you achieve your goals, and to see how you will use your Western education to make an impact in the world.

Sincerely,

Sabah Randhawa

President

https://president.wwu.edu/

VP Enrollment and Student Services, Melynda Huskey

Welcome to Western!

You’ll be hearing that phrase a lot over the next few months. We’re all so glad you’re here!

As you find your way around campus and get to know the people and places which will be so important to you, you’ll discover some wonderful things. I invite you to immerse yourself in this remarkable place, both the beautiful, evocative physical location and the community of thinkers, creators, and doers you’ve become a part of. Stay open to the possibilities of this experience over the next years; there’s so much to learn and explore.

Western welcomes you just as you are, in all the dimensions of your identity—and we will support you in becoming the person you want to be. You will find a path to amazing opportunities, lifelong friendships, transformative learning, and, of course, a college degree. In the Division of Enrollment and Student Services, and across the university, dedicated people are waiting to help you along that journey.

On behalf of Western Washington University and of the Division of Enrollment and Student Services, welcome. We expect great things from you!

Best,

Melynda Huskey

Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services

https://www.wwu.edu/vpess/vpoffice.shtml

Portrait of Melynda Huskey, VP Enrollment and Student Services