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Welcome to Central Washington University's Office of the President

The mission of the Office of the President is to guide and support the university’s efforts to be a leader in higher education in the state of Washington and to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for enlightened, responsible, and productive lives.

About the office of the President

“At Central, the word ‘Welcome’ is more than a greeting. It’s a commitment to having a diverse and inclusive academic community where we embrace what makes us different. Student success is the focus and measure of everything we do. Our classes are small enough that professors know their students’ names and engage with them through experiential learning. It’s all part of what we call the Wildcat Way.”

James Gaudino

President Emeritus James Gaudino

About the Office

The mission of the Office of the President is to lead the creation and realization of CWU’s vision, 
development of institutional priorities, and the expression of CWU’s vision and value.

May 11, 2021

One of CWU’s most recognizable employees was honored by the state of Washington with the Extra Mile Award for her work on the weekly Tuesday Talk webinars during the past year.

May 13, 2020

Central Washington University announced today it is joining with all of Washington state’s public baccalaureate institutions in permanently making SAT and ACT tests optional, starting in the fall 2021 quarter.

May 14, 2020

Central Washington University’s Board of Trustees has honored four members of the university faculty as 2021 Distinguished Professors. The annual award ceremony, which started in 1977, recognizes CWU faculty who have excelled in teaching...