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At Western, we believe in the power of change and our ability—individually and collectively—to bring change. We encourage our students, faculty, and alumni to Make Waves, to be bold influencers and difference-makers in the world.

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WWU President Sabah Randhawa has issued a video titled "A Statement of Solidarity and Action" as a message of support…

Dear Western Community,

In the midst of this pandemic, as we all struggle with loss and fear, we have seen the disproportionate impact of…

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Stephanie Bowers

Following two decades as Western Washington University’s Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the WWU Foundation …

Edward Rippe

Edward Rippe (’11) chose to attend Western the first time he set foot on campus. Nine years later, as a practicing emergency room physician in…

Paula Rippe

When Western sent a request for donations to the Student Emergency Fund, Paula Rippe answered with her characteristic warmth and enthusiasm. When…

LUCE Henry Luce Foundation

The Western Washington University Foundation has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation on behalf of the Western Gallery.…

Artist sketch of new campus building


We understand the pressing nature of the technological challenges our society faces.

We are preparing people to face those challenges and to solve the most complex problems of our time.

We are building the future.

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