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For the first time, CWU will offer a master’s degree program at CWU-Sammamish. The instructional site now offers an MS in Information Technology and Administrative Management, specializing in cybersecurity. The program, which begins in September, offers both full- and part-time program options and can be completed in one year. CWU-Sammamish will host classes once a month, on Fridays and Saturdays, which will be supplemented by online content.
Chris Fisk, who has served as offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator for the CWU football team since 2016, was named the Wildcats’ new head football coach. Fisk takes over a team that finished 8-3 in 2018. He replaces Ian Shoemaker, who recently became offensive coordinator at Eastern Washington University.
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) reaffirmed accreditation for CWU. The commission commended CWU for its service to students, employees, and the community. It offered suggestions for improvement in the areas of academic advising, assessment of learning outcomes at the class level, and combining divisional strategic plans into a single plan.
General Education classes are now updated in order to be more relevant to students. The requirements, approved by the Faculty Senate, offer students choices in eight general content areas as well as a first-year experience class and a culminating experience class during their final year.
The Western Association of Campus and Law Enforcement Administrators (WACLEA) named CWU’s University Police and Public Safety as its 2018 Department of the Year. Additionally, CWU Officer Pete Ross received the WACLEA 2018 Officer of the Year Award.
CWU partnered with Yakima Valley College (YVC), Heritage University, and Univision to present Orgullo Comunitario (Community Pride), a series of televised interviews with students that celebrate Latinx achievement in higher education in the Yakima Valley. The weekly series runs on Univision in Yakima until June 26, 2019.
For the fourth time in five years, CWU has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award recognizes commitments to diversity and inclusion. Central was one of only three schools in the state of Washington to earn the recognition this year.