May 12, 2021
We want to express our heartfelt thanks to each and every one
of you for your hard work and steadfast commitment to WSU during
this particularly unique academic year. It has
presented a seemingly endless array of professional and personal
challenges, and we are profoundly grateful to you and humbled by
your determined efforts to serve our students, communities, state
residents, and the rest of the University’s stakeholders.
You have gone above and beyond on a continuing basis during
COVID‑19, approaching each new challenge with professionalism,
grace, and a team-oriented mindset. In short, you have demonstrated
Cougar spirit at its ultimate during this unprecedented time in
our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
As the academic year sunsets, we hope you will find time this
summer to step away and recharge. Your well‑being is of critical
importance, not only to the University, but to all the loved ones
in your life. Ensuring your health and safety continues to be the
foundation on which our decision-making for the future is based.
We anticipate a fall marked by a robust in‑person
experience at all of our locations statewide. We look forward to
seeing many of you when we visit each campus to help welcome our
students back for the semester.
In the meantime, again, please accept our sincere gratitude.
You are the heart of the Cougar family that makes WSU a
Provost and Executive Vice President