Dear Campus Community:
It’s happened again: we’ve reached the last week of classes for spring term. Commencement is almost upon us.
We have so much to celebrate at Eastern Washington University. And we have so much to be proud of.
Over the past few weeks, many of us have attended award ceremonies and celebrations. We’ve applauded CAMP students, McNair scholars, student-athletes, student musicians, students with outstanding research and creative projects, students who are going on to top graduate programs and exciting careers.
We’re about to launch a few thousand EWU graduates who will be talented and knowledgeable citizens, thoughtful and significant contributors to their communities.
I’m so grateful to Eastern faculty and staff. You’ve worked collaboratively to educate and support our students. You’ve created innovative curricula, developed grants and research projects, counseled and advised myriad numbers of students.
You’ve served on task forces and committees. You’ve helped to support strategic planning, developed First-Year Experiences, provided input for the PUB and Interdisciplinary Science Center, kept our surroundings beautiful and safe, and solved a wide variety of student issues in both Cheney and Spokane.
I’m tremendously proud, also, of our work together to ensure that Eastern’s campuses are welcoming and inclusive. Our university remains committed to dialogue and communication, to respecting people from all backgrounds.
Our work, of course, never ends. However, the last days of spring term provide perfect opportunities to reflect on all we’ve achieved. We all need to take a breath and remember again the huge importance of our mission and our combined endeavors.
Working together, we’re making a difference. Thank you all.