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CWU's plans for student success highlighted on NBC

Screenshot from the TV broadcast

CWU was featured on NBC Right Now during numerous broadcasts last week.

CWU's new six-year legislative plan, The Central Experience, was featured on NBC News Nonstop Local last week, highlighting our commitment to improving student access and success.

The spot ran in the Tri-Cities and Yakima markets from February 15-16 during the network's evening and morning broadcasts. Below is the story that appears on


CWU hopes to expand dual-language, STEM instruction as part of new initiative

Central Washington University is looking to build on its increase in first-year student enrollment from last fall with new university-wide initiatives focused on creating access for every student to be successful.

The Central Experience is a new six-year initiative in partnership with the Governor's Office, state Legislature and community partners that outlines priorities for CWU to address to improve academic opportunities according to a CWU press release announcing the initiative.

“We will continue to offer a wide array of programs designed to help Washington build a more tech-savvy workforce, add to an already strong pipeline of K-12 teachers, and introduce more equity-focused work that will benefit the many, not the few,” said CWU President Jim Wohlpart.

According to a CWU press release, The Central Experience will:

  • Expand the availability of dual-language and STEM instruction.
  • Address the learning loss brought on by the pandemic.
  • Improve financial literacy among prospective students.
  • Gradually increase employee salaries to help attract and retain top talent.