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From the President: State of the University and Phase II of Strategic Planning Scheduled for Friday

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President Jim Wohlpart will deliver a brief State of the University address Friday at 9 a.m. in the SURC Ballroom. Get your tickets today if you haven't already done so!

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your participation in Phase I of the Strategic Planning process. We had 62 groups take part, with a total of 733 participants (310 faculty, 376 staff, 22 administrators, and 25 students). The Steering Committee has collated the results of Phase I in preparation for our work together on Friday for Phase II, which will focus on our Values. The results from Phase I will be posted on the Updates website this week, along with details about the Phase II activity.

 In addition, we have expanded options for watching the State of the University address and for participating in Phase II of the process. 

  • If you would like to watch the address (and not attend Phase II), we will be recording the address and posting it on the Office of the President webpage shortly after the event concludes.
  • If you would like to participate in Phase II of the Strategic Planning process on the west side, we have reserved Room 102 in Building 29 at Highline College to watch the address and share in the group activity. College of Business Dean Jeff Stinson will facilitate this activity.
  • We will also be working with the ASCWU Board of Directors to provide students the opportunity to give feedback on our Values.

As noted before, if you would like to be involved in Phase II of the Strategic Planning process on the Ellensburg campus, please visit Wildcat Tickets to reserve your spot. We currently have well over 200 individuals who have reserved their tickets.  


As a reminder, the State of the University address and workshop will take place Friday, November 4, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. It is important to reserve your seat because we need to know how many individuals will be in attendance for the Phase II workshop.


Thank you for your dedication to helping make CWU a model learning community of equity and belonging. I look forward to working with each of you to create a strong and vibrant future for Central Washington University that is committed to the success of every student. 


Be well,


Jim Wohlpart