Oregon State University administrator takes president position at Western Washington Univeristy

The Daily Barometer

By The Daily Barometer

Oregon State University’s provost and executive vice president has accepted the position as president of Western Washington University.

Sabah Randhawa, who currently serves as provost and executive vice president at OSU, was selected as WWU’s preferred candidate for the position and held interviews on Monday and Tuesday, according to information from the WWU website.

As provost, Randhawa has overseen the various academic colleges on campus and worked to develop the various stages of the university’s strategic plan shifts since coming on board.

Randhawa acknowledged his acceptance of the WWU position, upcoming plans to make the transition and his contributions to the university during his tenure of more than 10 years, according to an email sent out to OSU community members.

“Over the coming months, I will work with President Ray, members of the Provost’s Council and others to ensure a smooth transition,” Randhawa said. “This will be a bittersweet time for me personally. I look forward to my new role with the Western Washington University community, but I will always be a part of Beaver Nation. You have my most sincere gratitude and best wishes.”

Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing, said Monday that either OSU President Ed Ray or a special search committee would work to implement an interim provost.

The permanent search for the next OSU provost will involve a national search process, according to Clark.

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