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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Welcome

Welcome to CWU!


I’m delighted to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year. It is my pleasure to extend warm greetings to new and returning students.

Central Washington University is a vibrant and innovate place. We serve more than 10,000 students at a residential campus in Ellensburg, at satellite campuses throughout the state, and at our online campus, “Finish Line,” which has more online degree programs than any other university in Washington.

Our students benefit from personal attention in small classes from professors for whom teaching is the highest priority. Our commitment to hands-on learning makes education exciting and relevant.

At CWU, student success is the focus and measure of everything we do. 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, or become a member of a research team. CWU has many opportunities that will enrich your educational experience.

We are also committed to providing students a learning environment built on principles of respect, support and encouragement. Those values are essential to achieving individual excellence. During your time here, I encourage you to take advantage of the performances, exhibitions, sporting, research, and other activities 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