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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

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.

August 2, 2022

From the President: New Chief of Staff and Executive Director of IE

Central Washington University is pleased to welcome two team members to executive roles this summer — one who is new to the university and one who has been with us for five years. 

July 27, 2022

Update on Student Engagement and Success

As you know, we have been working with The Registry to hire an Interim Vice President for Student Engagement and Success. Today, I am pleased to announce that we have secured the services of Dr. Lucha Ortega, who will join us beginning August 1. 

Dr. Ortega brings with her 14 years as Vice President of Student Services and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at Shasta College and Cal State, Monterey Bay. She has also served as an Interim Vice President at other institutions over the last few years. Her highest degrees include an EdD from the University of LaVerne and an EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Thanks to all of you who provided feedback during this process.

July 27, 2022

CWU Recognized by GNAC for Academic Achievements

Central Washington University has won the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Sports Championship for the second year in a row. The award recognizes the team that has the highest overall GPA based on a combination of all of its teams.