Office of the President

Office of the President
Barge Hall 314
Mail stop 7501
(509) 963-2111




Office of the President


Opportunities abound for Central Washington University to make an even greater impact on the lives of aspiring college students across the region. We have identified eight key areas for improvement, and our six-year plan, The Central Experience, serves as a roadmap for success over the short- and long-term.

Providing access to a wider range of prospective students, improving financial literacy in the communities we serve, addressing the learning loss that occurred during the pandemic, and introducing vital student-support programs will prove essential as we seek to expand our applicant pool. We also recognize the need to develop more engaged learning opportunities through High Impact Practices, which are known to produce better outcomes for more students from varying backgrounds.

Another key focus of the six-year plan is working more closely with business and industry leaders to develop programs that meet current and future workforce demands. To accomplish this goal, we must invest more in our equipment and systems—along with our Non-Tenure Track faculty, who impart essential real-world knowledge to our students that they can apply to their chosen careers. The Central Experience isn’t only about recruitment, retention, and student success; the plan also identifies the critical need to address societal issues affecting the lives of people in our community, such as food insecurity, housing insecurity, and mental health counseling.

We are aware of the challenges that lie ahead, and the work that will be required to achieve these lofty goals. We strongly believe this comprehensive plan has the potential to set our institution on a path toward exponential growth—a plan that will transform the lives of thousands more people across the state and region every year.