I recently had the distinct privilege of meeting with Western Oregon University President, Dr. Rex Fuller. We sat in his office with a giant library of gently used books showered me with the knowledge that I was truly in Academia. Dr. Fuller began by asking about me, but I was more curious about his University. With Dallas holding dear our closest University I wanted to know more about this place that I have known peripherally for decades.
Without batting an eye, except to let his eyes twinkle with joy, he shared some interesting factoids about WOU. As I sipped coffee from my marbled WOU mug I listed as this man described the pains of modern university growth but the joy and wisdom in his voice as he described how WOU is going about their building process. He shared the pocket-sized strategic plan and these were the great things I found out about our own local University:
Together we Achieve:
Western Oregon University is a place for students to Cultivate academic success and streamlines university requirements and academic pathways to graduation.
Together we Learn:
WOU will promote academic excellence in an engaged student-focused learning environment through student, faculty, community and staff initiatives
Together we Engage:
Create meaningful opportunities for lasting partnerships with local communities and regional and global organizations.
Together we Lead:
Promote teamwork and transparency in budgeting, decision-making and the stewardship of resources
Together we Thrive:
Promote effective university stewardship of educational, environmental, financial, human and technological resources
Together we Succeed:
Promote effective university stewardship of educational, environmental, financial, human and technological resources.
For more information on getting connected to Western Oregon University please visit them online at http://www.wou.edu/.