Statement of Institutional Strategic Goals

  1. Build upon Western’s strengths to address critical needs in the State of Washington.Kate Lewis Student
  2. Expand student access and opportunities in baccalaureate and graduate education.
  3. Foster and promote life-long learning and success in an ever-changing world.
  4. Apply Western’s expertise and collaborative approach to scholarship, creativity, and research in ways that strengthen communities beyond the campus.
  5. Serve as a model for institutional effectiveness, innovation, diversity, and sustainability.


WWU 2018-2025 Strategic Plan Key Benchmarks

Western values…

  • Exceptional faculty and students engaged in leading edge intellectual inquiry.
  • Liberal arts are the core strength of our academic programs.
  • High quality academic programs are central to our mission.
  • A place to build professional skills and abilities.
  • Research, scholarship, and creative endeavor are fundamental to the Western experience.
  • An environment that welcomes and embraces diversity.
  • Committed to open, passionate, and civil discourse, leading to transparent and well-informed decision-making.
  • Responsible stewards of resources.
  • Distinguished by a sense of place and community.
  • A collaborative environment where faculty, staff, and students contribute to the mission of the University.
  • Bringing the world to Washington and Washington to the world.