Jan 20, 2022  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate 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 a state-wide university that serves students in eight locations in western and central Washington. Close partnerships with community colleges make degree programs readily available for students whose work or family commitments make enrolling full-time at a traditional residential campus difficult. State-of-the-art facilities and our new on-line campus are bringing outstanding programs to students throughout the state.

Students learn in small classes from professors for whom teaching is the highest priority. Our commitment to leaving the classroom and giving students the chance to do what they’re learning makes education exciting and relevant.

At Central Washington University, student success is our highest priority and we work to provide students with exciting, diverse, personalized, and distinctive opportunities for learning and recreation. 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.

Central Washington University is also committed to providing students a learning environment built on principles of respect, support and encouragement. We believe those values are essential to achieving individual excellence. During your time here, I encourage you to take advantage of the performances, exhibitions, sporting, and other events we provide especially for students.  I hope you will also explore the mountains, rivers, and historic communities in the Kittitas Valley.

I look forward to meeting you. Please introduce yourself when you see me around campus, at an event or even in the grocery store!

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



James L. Gaudino