Message from the V.P.

Mary VovesWelcome back to the Business and Finance e-newsletter! I can hardly believe the fall quarter has nearly come to an end. With football season in full swing, winter just around the corner, and everyone gearing up for the holidays, for much of campus this is one of the busiest times of the year.

With all of this activity, we often forget to take time out of our day to appreciate those around us. The spotlight (under Unit Spotlight tab) on Human Resources Associate, Kim Davis, and her role as Chair of the President’s Committee on Diversity, has inspired me to encourage all of you to focus on inclusivity. Whether you do that in your personal lives, professional lives, or both, I hope you understand and appreciate what makes the individuals in your life unique. Specifically, as a community at EWU, we must understand and appreciate our differences because everyone has a story. A diverse team not only brings unique talent to our community, but it also brings a unique perspective that contributes to EWU’s overall success. As Kim so clearly does, let’s all appreciate the value of diversity among students and employees. We all play a critical role in building a community that celebrates and promotes the differences among all people.

I hope while you’re here you’ll also take a few minutes to learn about the wide variety of things the Business and Finance division has been working on. From offering extended Dining Services hours to finishing a new concessions and Bookstore facility at Roos Field, we continue to enhance the quality of campus life and support EWU’s mission. Please share your thoughts with us about how we’re doing or what you’d like to hear more about under the “contact” tab.

Take care!