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2002 - 2003 A Letter From The President

A letter to Central Washington University Faculty, Staff, and Students.

A Welcome from President McIntyre

Last year, Central Washington University welcomed the largest freshman class in its history, and this year promises to be another record-setting year. The campuses in Ellensburg and at our university centers are alive with activity. At Central, we take pride in our personal approach to education, the breadth of our educational offerings, and our attention to multiple facets of students' lives: intellectual, professional, social, ethical, cultural, and creative.

The university catalog is not leisure reading for most people, but students who take the time to explore its pages learn a great deal o\about our campus, its programs, and its opportunities. The catalog provides a window on our academic life and a roadmap for your journey through your educational program. Within these pages, you'll find something about our origins, our current mission, and our vision for the future. You'll learn about who we serve and what our goals are. You'll find out about the different majors, minors, and degree programs we offer and the courses that are required to complete each. You'll learn how to apply to the university and the requirements for graduation. I encourage you to find the time to become familiar with this catalog and keep it handy as a reference for those times when questions arise.

At Central Washington University, we are fortunate to serve Washington's diverse population and beyond. Through our commitment to a diversity of ideas and people, we provide students with the opportunity to understand and value different cultures and life circumstances as well as different ways of thinking. Our students have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research and creative activity, in study-abroad opportunities, and in service learning, all of which broaden their world view and inspire lifelong learning.

I am pleased that you have decided to become part of our community of scholars at Central Washington University. Students, faculty, and staff working together here generate vitality and enthusiasm for learning and discovery. I hope this publication serves you well and that your association with Central Washington University will be happy and rewarding. Most important, I hope you are able to achieve your educational and professional goals with us.


Jerilyn S. McIntyre