Areas of Support: Visibility


Where you learn is as important as what you learn. At Eastern, it is our mission to provide a safe, healthy and attractive place to learn, work, live, play and visit. It’s the university’s mission to consistently invest in our infrastructure – giving students and faculty access to the best facilities while enhancing EWU’s image.

Service to Spokane

As Eastern Washington University looks to its future, we plan to see a continued growth of programs and activities in downtown Spokane. The demand for professionals from the College of Business and Public Administration and Health Sciences programs requires that Eastern plans for growth at the Riverpoint Campus.

Facility Investment

The university’s continued support of Division I Athletics requires that Eastern maintains and upgrades facilities in order to preserve its competitiveness in the Big Sky Conference, and on the national stage. Eastern’s aging football and basketball venues will soon require upgrades. While the state provides funding for maintenance of these facilities, it is critical that we seek private sector contributions to upgrade these facilities.



Roos Field

It didn’t take long for Eastern to turn its unique red synthetic turf into a national brand after it was installed in 2010. The EWU football team quickly broke a single game attendance record in a win against Montana on the way to winning every home game and the Division 1 National Championship that year.

Since that magical year, the “Inferno” at Roos Field as become part of the Eastern brand and is a source of pride for students, alumni and fans!

  • Academic Facilities
  • Videoboards
  • Stand Alone Track
  • Reese Court Enhancements
  • Roos Field

Management Information Systems

EWU Athletic Director

Lynn Owens chose Eastern Washington University because she knows she’ll receive a valuable degree at an affordable price. She also loves the convenience of having her classes close to home at the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane’s University District. This location also gives her the unique opportunity to connect to the community, which is a big priority for the College of Business and Public Administration, where she is a student.

“My something big is to have a career that can support my family,” said Owens. “My goal is to have a secure job in Spokane in the Management Information Systems field.” Owens has benefited from two internships, including one with Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). Owens helped INHS create a new database while setting up an easier, faster way to make reports.

“EWU helped me prepare for my internships by requiring the right core classes for my field,” said Owens. “The professors in my college are so unique because of their diversity, knowledge and experience they bring to the classroom.”

As a member of the Big Sky Conference, Eastern is affiliated with Division I of the NCAA.

Athletic Director Bill Chaves oversees 14 intercollegiate sports, six for men and eight for women. He believes these sports offer learning opportunities for the university’s most athletically talented students, and enhances the student and community experience.

Chaves believes one of the cornerstones in recruiting high-quality student-athletes to Eastern is state-of-the-art facilities.

“Outside of the classroom, our student-athletes tend to spend the majority of their time in the athletic department,” said Chaves. “That is why up-to-date, functionally efficient and aesthetically pleasing facilities are a vital ingredient to a successful athletic program. This elevates our game day and fan experience while also raising the profile of the university.”

Eastern’s profile is at an all-time high. The EWU football team captured the 2010 NCAA Division I National Championship, and the university also won the
2009-10 Big Sky President’s Cup for overall academic and athletic success. Both are historic firsts for EWU.

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