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

  • Welcome Back! Opening Week Events
    Dear Campus Community, I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer. But now Fall is almost here! Welcome Week begins on Friday, September 14. This is such an exciting time on campus. I invite you to join me in sharing EWU campus pride and helping to welcome our students. I particularly invite you to join me […]
  • Summer Updates
    Dear Campus Community: As we welcome incoming students and prepare every part of the campus for the new academic year, I thought I’d sum up a few summer changes, events, and activities. EWU has again received national recognition as a College of Distinction. Roy Sonnema is returning to faculty, stepping down as CALE Dean, so […]
  • End-of-Year Reflection: A Message from President Cullinan
    Dear Campus Community: It’s happened again: we’ve reached the last week of classes for spring term. Commencement is almost upon us. We have so much to celebrate at Eastern Washington University. And we have so much to be proud of. Over the past few weeks, many of us have attended award ceremonies and celebrations. We’ve […]
  • Website Update
    Dear Campus Community: In late 2016, we launched the EWU Digital Initiative, seeking to maximize usability, enhance our storytelling capability, and continuously improve our online presence for Eastern. After more than a year of research, design, development, and testing, our Digital Communications team will launch the first phase of our new university website early this […]
  • EWU AVP/AD Welcome Event
    Dear Campus Community: I’m pleased to report that we have a new Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics at Eastern Washington University.  The hiring of this candidate culminates a thorough nationwide search. EWU will celebrate this new chapter at the university by inviting you to Reese Court tomorrow at 11 a.m. as we introduce and welcome […]