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CWU Board of Trustees Commends Employees For Their Work During Pandemic

The Central Washington Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution on July 29 to recognize university employees for adapting and responding with unprecedented speed and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This resolution recognizes the work of CWU employees who worked in-person and remotely for more than a year during the pandemic to make sure the university continued to operate in spite of the many challenges and disruptions,” said Robert Nellams, chair of the CWU Board of Trustees.

“Central employees, both faculty and staff, performed professionally and admirably during that time and, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank all of them for their hard work and effort,” he continued.

The resolution noted that the pandemic “disrupted everything we have known as ‘normal,’” and commended employees for their innovation, patience, and hard work in helping the university come through one of the greatest challenges to the institution in its history.

“The pandemic has taught us that we can do hard things and emerge together a stronger institution, having learned new things about virtual teaching and learning, remote work, and adaptability,” the resolution states.

“The Central Washington University Board of Trustees expresses deep gratitude to CWU employees for their professionalism, passion, and innovation they have demonstrated in responding to the pandemic. That has now positioned Central Washington University to rescind the 2020 declaration of emergency and prepare us to recover and thrive.”

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