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Welcome to CWU

Welcome to the Academic and Student Life web page at Central Washington University where an excellent faculty provides optimal learning environments with small classes in state-of-the-art classrooms. We take pride in being teacher/scholars who work directly and intensively with small groups of students in the classroom, in mentored undergraduate and graduate research, and in civic engagement.

Central Washington University offers over 150 different undergraduate degrees and options in over 40 departments and interdisciplinary programs. Seventeen departments offer a total of 27 graduate degree programs many of which offer research assistantships and tuition waivers. Many of our programs are nationally and internationally recognized for their quality. Our graduates have excellent job placement rates and go on to graduate and professional programs at major research universities across the country.

Please browse the Academic Programs web pages or the Student Affairs web pages for details. Send me your questions, comments and suggestions regarding academic programs and student life at Central Washington University to the Provost's Office.

CWU Welcomes New Provost, Katherine Frank

July 1, 2016

Katherine Frank became Central Washington University’s provost/vice president for academic and student life on July 1, 2016. Before coming to Central, Frank served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), where she oversaw the university’s largest college including a School of the Arts, ten academic departments, and five centers.

Frank previously was the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indiana University East. During her tenure, she coordinated a restructuring of that institution’s largest school, with ten undergraduate programs, three of which were delivered at campus satellite centers.

She also served at Colorado State University-Pueblo for 10 years as Chair of English and Foreign Languages and the Writing Program Administrator. At Pueblo she was the founding director of the Southern Colorado Writing Project and founding director of the first-year experience program.

Frank earned her B.A in English from Bates College and her M.A and Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.

Katherine Frank Vitae