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WOU’s new board of trustees confirmed by state senate

The Oregon State Senate has voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm members of Western Oregon University’s inaugural board of trustees. Governor John Kitzhaber nominated 14 individuals to WOU’s new board in late August. WOU becomes an independent public university effective July 1, 2015, which is when this newly confirmed board gains governance authority. Between now and … Continue reading

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WOU nationally ranked in top 100 for employability of graduates

Western Oregon University was ranked highest in the Pacific Northwest and 85th in the nation for economic value and employability of its graduates, by Educate to Career, Inc. (ETC). The ETC College Rankings Index looked at 1,222 schools across the country and examined data such as starting salaries of graduates. This ranking demonstrates that WOU … Continue reading

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Western Oregon University receives approval for institutional governing board

Western Oregon University (WOU) received approval today to become an independent state university from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE). Currently WOU is governed by the OSBHE, but with this affirmative decision, the institution will begin transitioning to full self-governance and its own governing board to be effective July 1, 2015. This is … Continue reading

Screening of “American Winter” to be held at WOU
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Screening of “American Winter” to be held at WOU

Western Oregon University will hold a screening of the Oregon-based award-winning HBO film American Winter on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in room 105 of the Health and Wellness Center. American Winter is a vivid illustration of what is happening to families across America, including working families losing their homes, people who remain jobless or underemployed, children going … Continue reading

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24th annual César E. Chávez Leadership Conference

News release via César E. Chávez Leadership Conference (2/25/14). For 24 years the César E. Chávez Leadership Conference has provided a unique opportunity for Latino students across Oregon to come together to celebrate their history and consider their future as leaders of their communities. This year nearly 1,700 students grades 9-12 will gather in Monmouth, Oregon for a day … Continue reading