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.

But, while we 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


  • Please join us for Admitted Student Days
    Dear Campus Community: On April 12 and on April 26, we will welcome several hundred admitted students and their guests to campus. As these prospective students consider attending Eastern this fall, the Admissions team will tour them through our beautiful campus. The students will enjoy lunch in our new PUB and learn about our academic […]
  • Celebrating Eastern’s 137th Birthday
    Cheney Normal School opened its doors in 1882. We’ve been educating students and serving our region ever since. This month we celebrate Eastern’s 137th birthday. Recent milestones have included the fifty-year anniversary of our American Indian Studies and Africana Studies programs as well as the tenth anniversary of our Engineering programs. This spring, we’re celebrating […]
  • March Budget Update
    Dear Campus Community: Early last month, representatives from across campus came together to discuss trends disrupting higher education at a national and regional level—and how those trends impact us here at Eastern. From changing student demographics and competitive degree offerings to tuition and funding policy, EWU is facing challenges in a rapidly changing environment. These […]
  • Passing of Charles Mutschler
    An update with funeral and memorial information may be found here. Dear Campus Community: I am so sorry to tell you that Charles Mutschler, Interim Dean of EWU Libraries, was killed last evening in a collision on Highway 904. Charlie was a beloved member of our Eastern family and contributed greatly to ensuring that our […]
  • An update on Eagles in Olympia, and ROTC at EWU
    Eagles in Olympia EWU is incredibly grateful to our legislators for the support they’ve given the university over the years. Most recently, we appreciate funding for our new Interdisciplinary Science Center, which is rapidly taking shape on the Cheney campus. In the current legislative session, I’m working with our EWU Government Relations team as well […]