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CWU Campus Activities Gains a New, Familiar Leader

Effective August 16, and following a national search, CWU alumnus Robbi Goninan has assumed the assistant director position overseeing university Campus Activities and the Wildcat Tickets program.

She has spent the past 10 years in CWU Student Union operations, most recently as an assistant director supervising scheduling, building and event services, the information center and campus ticketing.

Goninan will lead a team of student programmers–including practicum, internship, and graduate students–to not only coordinate a variety of events but also serve as a resource for student groups and departments seeking expertise in planning their own events.

“I’m looking forward to this new challenge,” said Goninan. “I have been interested in this work for many years, and am excited to follow in the footsteps of Scott Drummond.”

Drummond retired in February after 25 years in Campus Activities. Goninan worked frequently with Drummond on ticketing and event logistics.

This spring, she took on the planning and coordination of large-scale events such as Family Weekend, Student Appreciation Day, Homecoming entertainment, Boo Central, and Ware Fair. While some programs established during Drummond’s tenure will continue, Goninan has already jumped in with student programmers to develop a whole host of new events and activities for incoming freshmen and returning students alike.

“My goal is to build the Campus Activities program and staff as the event experts on campus,” said Goninan. “We look forward to collaborating with other areas to take student events to the next level.”

Campus Activities has joined the Student Union organization, so, although her role has changed, Goninan will remain a key member of the leadership team.

“Robbi brings new energy and fresh ideas to the Campus Activities area,” said Cherie Wilson, director of the CWU Student Union. “We’re excited to continue and expand high-quality programs and entertainment, under Robbi’s leadership, for our students, staff, and community to enjoy.”

Media contact: Lola Gallagher, associate director, Marketing and Communications, Publicity Center, Student Union and Recreation Center, (509) 963-1677,