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Sen. Judy Warnick Recognized by CWU Trustees for her Continued Support

CWU trustees and university leaders Thursday honored Sen. Judy Warnick for being a tireless advocate for higher education.

Warnick, from Moses Lake, has represented the 13th legislative district in the state Legislature since 2007. She has served on the House Higher Education Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee, both of which make decisions that influence the success of CWU.

At a reception in Spokane Thursday, the CWU Board of Trustees adopted a resolution honoring Warnick “for her exemplary actions on behalf of the students and employees of Central Washington University.”

“She was there for us,” said CWU President James L. Gaudino, acknowledging Warnick’s support in the most recent legislative session. “The operating budget and capital budget make higher education a priority. They’re not only a boon for students and the university, but for the local economy.”

The new two-year operating budget includes the state’s first-ever tuition cut. The capital budget allocates more than $100 million in construction funding for CWU — a record for the university. Rep. Matt Manweller of Ellensburg and Rep. Tom Dent of Moses Lake also were instrumental in CWU’s success.

Media contact: Barb Arnott, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2841,