Aug 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Message to Students

Welcome to Western Oregon University! The University’s mission emphasizes student success as our primary goal. Our faculty and staff create an environment where you will be challenged academically and where you will have co-curricular activities that are integral to your journey.

Interim President Jay D. Kenton, Ph.D.

You will have learning opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, that will inspire you to develop the knowledge and resiliency to meet life’s challenges. Most importantly, our faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that you have a high-quality educational experience.

Earning a college degree will become one of your greatest achievements. A degree marks a key milestone in your journey. As a university graduate, you will join others who have historically engaged in filling important leadership roles in society. A college degree is a pathway to a better life. College graduates enjoy higher incomes, greater job security, better health and greater, more meaningful involvement in society. Your degree will be your best investment in securing a better future.

There are many enjoyable activities that make this campus a great place to be. Plays and dance performances, musical concerts, art exhibits, NCAA sports, lectures and guest speakers are routinely available to you. At WOU, there are many clubs, both social and academic, where you can be with other students who share your interests. In short, there is everything you expect from your college experience and much more.

We look forward to guiding you through your college years to ensure you accomplish your educational goals and assist you in making a successful transition to whatever your next endeavor may be. Join our pack and run with the Wolves - it’s a decision that will change your life.

Go Wolves!

Interim President Jay D. Kenton, Ph.D.