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
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

  • Why go to college? Eastern alumni can tell you.
    The following opinion editorial by EWU President Mary Cullinan appeared in The Spokesman-Review on Dec. 2, 2018. Eastern Washington University celebrated homecoming this year by inviting back to campus the alumni who graduated 50 years ago. More than 100 members of the class of 1968 attended our gala weekend: homecoming parade, football win over the […]
  • President Cullinan’s Year-End Reflections
    From EWU President, Mary Cullinan December is a time for reflection as we approach the end of another year. For me, it’s also a time of thankfulness and delight as I look back at memorable events in the life of EWU over the past months. Here are a few highlights: Raising a record $1.8 million […]
  • Fall Term Updates from President Cullinan
    Dear Eagle Family and Friends: As we race through fall term, the days shorten, the temperatures cool, and exciting things continue to happen at EWU. Football Stadium Pre-design In developing a solid fundraising plan for renovating our football stadium, we’ve selected ALSC Architects of Spokane for pre-design services. ALSC is familiar with EWU and has […]
  • President’s Statement on Recent Tragic Events
    Dear Campus Community: The past several days have been disturbing and painful for many of us. Deliberate acts of bigotry, intolerance, and horrific violence such as the shooting of innocent people at the Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh threaten the ideals that make our country great. Even our corner of the world was rattled over homecoming […]
  • A Message from President Cullinan
    Dear Eagle Family and Friends: We’re off to another exciting EWU academic year! We’ve welcomed many new and returning students, staff, and faculty—outstanding individuals who come to us from around the country and around the world. We’ve broken ground on a new Interdisciplinary Science Center in Cheney and on the Catalyst Building in Spokane, and […]