Office of the President

President’s Welcome

President Mary Cullinan listening to students

Welcome to Eastern Washington University! As the world around us changes, our university continues to change and grow.

As we continue to change, Eastern maintains a powerful consistency. Inspired by eagles, we help students, families, and entire communities soar to great heights. We remain steadfastly committed to academic excellence, collaboration, critical thinking, and innovation. We share a powerful commitment to students, to academic excellence. We’re committed to transforming lives.

Our commitments have remained rock-solid for over 130 years.

EWU is an inspiring place to live, study, and work. Our vision of what’s possible is inspirational as well. We continue to keep our hearts open, to be an inclusive community. We keep our minds open to new ideas. We keep our doors open to opportunities for students.

EWU is here to inspire. And we are inspired by inspiring others.

Mary Cullinan
President
Eastern Washington University

Presidential Priorities

We IGNITE Change

Eastern Washington University engages a wide diversity of students and ignites the spark that transforms generations. We inspire students through engaged learning experiences that encourage pathways to graduation. We collaborate with families, employers and communities to solve complex issues and improve quality of life.

We EMBRACE Equity and Social Justice

We are recognized as a model diversity-serving institution. We embrace changing demographics and changing societal needs. Through culturally responsive curricula and campus activities, we work tirelessly to promote understanding and reduce disparity and inequity.

We DRIVE Innovation

We invest in the faculty and staff as well as the tools, resources and opportunities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative instruction. We celebrate faculty and staff who make extraordinary contributions to our students and our mission.

We TRANSFORM the Region

We develop curricula that meet changing needs of students, employers and communities. We commit to applied research and community partnerships that engage and inspire while preparing students for success after graduation. We develop the professional workforce and strengthen our economy through strategic and creative programming.

Campus Messages


  • Campus Budget Message, Nov. 8, 2019
    Dear Campus Community: As we continue our budget realignment process, I’m writing today to help answer some questions that faculty and staff have been asking. As you know, divisions across campus have been asked to establish strategic goals aligned with university priorities and to begin budget planning for both state and self-support funds. Each executive [...]
  • Free Speech and the Safety of EWU Campuses
    A message from President Mary Cullinan: We saw one of the rights of our Constitution unfold in real time. Our students and campus community members exercised their right to speak freely and also supported one another.
  • Eagle 1 News: November 2019
    Amazingly, we’re already past Halloween and heading into the holidays. Every month at EWU goes by in a whirlwind. October was no exception.
  • Eagle 1 News: October 2019
    At 8 a.m. on September 25, we rang the bell of the EWU one-room schoolhouse: a wonderful tradition that officially welcomes in the new academic year.