CWUDes Moines Campus NewsDes Moines Campus News Sports Sales Summit, 20 Jan 2015 09:22:04<p><img alt="" src="/des-moines/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 600px;"></p>CWU Names Sanchez to Government Relations Team, 13 Jan 2015 13:27:46<p><img alt="Antonio Sanchez" src="/des-moines/sites/" style="width: 140px; height: 210px; margin: 5px; float: right;">Central Washington University has appointed Antonio Sanchez assistant director of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Government Relations</a>. Sanchez, who holds a PhD in anthropology, joins&nbsp;CWU's&nbsp;Public Affairs department, where he will focus on state government relations. Sanchez is a former staff director for the House Higher Education Committee and instructor at the University of Washington.</p><p>“Antonio brings a deep understanding of the people and processes that shape public policy," said Linda Schactler, CWU’s chief of staff and executive director of Public Affairs. “His knowledge of legislative caucuses and leadership dynamics will help to make our communication with legislative leaders more effective."</p><p>Sanchez will be one of the university's primary liaisons with legislators and civic and business groups in the Puget Sound area. Based at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">CWU's Des Moines campus</a>, Sanchez will be a key liaison for veterans’ issues, and enhance communications with education agencies, elected officials, and communities in western Washington.</p><p>“As we confront the legislative challenges of the foreseeable future, it is essential that we develop a sustainable, long-term allegiance with legislators, community leaders, and state officials on behalf of Central’s outstanding students, faculty and staff,” said CWU President James Gaudino. “I am pleased to welcome Antonio, and look forward to leveraging his great experience.”</p><p>Sanchez earned a doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of Washington and has more than 20 years of legislative background. He served as a senior legislative analyst with the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Washington Legislature</a>&nbsp;where he focused on higher education, health care, protocol and economic development.</p><p>Sanchez also was a faculty member in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the UW where he taught Hispanic studies for the past six years. He specializes in the history and heritage of Latinos in Washington and co-authored a K-12 teacher training guide and curriculum called&nbsp;<em>Fruits of Our Labor</em>. Sanchez is a motivational speaker and frequently provides leadership training to young adults. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his educational and international economic development accomplishments.</p><p>Sanchez believes education is the backbone and future of our state and says he is honored to be part of Team CWU. “I am looking forward to helping CWU continue to build a very positive and diverse future,” Sanchez said. “This position has a great deal of responsibility and I take it seriously.”</p><p><em>Media contact: Barb Arnott, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2841,</em></p><p>January 13, 2015</p>November Is the Month of Giving, 05 Nov 2014 14:23:35<p><img alt="" src="/des-moines/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;">Dear Campus Community,</p><p>November is the month of giving.</p><p>I hope you will join me in celebrating and participating in the Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD). This statewide project leverages millions for local communities. Our contributions to CFD can support the work we hold most important anywhere in the state.</p><p>Both active and retired Washington State public employees may participate in this program, the fourth largest public employee giving program in the nation. About 5,000 individuals pledge more than $5 million each year, benefitting more than 3,800 local, national and global charities. Those are big numbers and CWU's participation can make them even bigger.</p><p>Making a donation is easy. Simply follow this link; Just choose from the list of participating organizations and pledge your 2014 CFD contribution. If you prefer, fill out a contribution form and take it to the CWU Department of Human Resources in Bouillon Hall. CFD makes giving easy by allowing monthly, recurring and limited-time contributions. You can even write a personal check or authorize payroll deductions through the CWU payroll system. You decide what works best for you.</p><p>Some CWU employees are already giving their time to this effort. Special thanks go to the CWU Giving Committee:</p><p>Michelle Adams &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Stephanie Harris&nbsp;&nbsp; Leona Lindvig<br>Joseph Bryant &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Linda Huber &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Melody Madlem<br>Edna Comedy (Chairperson) &nbsp; &nbsp; Drue Larson &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Charity McCright<br>Sarah Feeney&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Claire Layman &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Tracy Plouse<br>Lindsey Ulrich</p><p>Remember:&nbsp; The amount you give isn’t what’s important. Every dollar helps support important community services. Help CWU reach 100-percent participation in CFD this year. With your help, we can do it!</p><p><img alt="" src="/des-moines/sites/" style="width: 138px; height: 61px;"><br>James L. Gaudino<br>President</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>