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    Central Washington University
  Feb 24, 2018
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President's Welcome

A letter of greeting from the president of Central Washington University



As the university’s 14th president it is my pleasure to extend warm greetings to new, transferring and returning students.

Central Washington University is two universities in one—a residential campus in Ellensburg and university centers located on six community college campuses throughout the state. Those completing degrees in Ellensburg will find a culturally rich campus life and an outdoor paradise, with some of the best fly-fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, and skiing in the Pacific Northwest. Those completing degrees at our centers will benefit from caring staff, conveniently scheduled classes, rich campus diversity, and locations close to home and work.

At Central Washington University, we stress excellence and innovation, we provide personal attention to each student, and we transform lives. We do this not only through classroom experiences, but also through a whole host of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. I encourage you to join a club, participate in student government, volunteer in the community, become a member of a research team, or engage in similar opportunities that will enrich your educational experience.

I hope to meet each one of you during your tenure as a student here. Please introduce yourself when you see me walking around campus, at a campus event, visiting the center, or even in the grocery store.

Welcome to CWU. I am glad you have chosen to attend this remarkable university.




Jim Gaudino