The following appeared in the 13 January edition of the Bellingham Herald.
“Members of the public will gather at the Bellingham Public Library Tuesday [15 Jan] to discuss what qualities they’d like to see in the next president of
President Karen W. Morse has announced she’ll retire from WWU on Sept. 1, after 15 years. Among the questions to consider are the challenges and opportunities facing the next president, what must he or she accomplish and what personal characteristics and professional qualifications are desirable.
The meeting, led by former WWU President Kenneth Mortimer, will be at 7 p.m. in the library’s lecture room,
For more information on the presidential search or to submit feedback, go to http://www.wwu.edu/president”
Those concerned with WWU’s inaction with regard to addressing the housing issues for present or future students may wish to attend this meeting. The next WWU president should understand and speak to the manner in which the university will finally step up to the plate. Although the presence of over 12,000 students is not the only cause of the existence of illegal rooming houses in