With the departure last month of Lara Welker, Western Washington University is keeping its commitment to the community by engaging in an immediate search for a new director. Although we who worked with Lara for many years will miss her cheerfulness and competence, we also are looking forward to the possibilities that accompany the arrival of a new director. With interviews likely taking place in February, the CCC could have a new leader shortly thereafter. The CCC just celebrated its 10th anniversary (click here to read about that event) with promises of continued cooperation amongst its members. Notably, WWU, in spite of monumentally severe budget constraints, has recognized the importance of the Coalition while also looking for ways to improve its role with respect to its mission* which was expanded in 2008.
*The Campus Community Coalition promotes working relationships and communication among the colleges and community to enhance shared responsibility through collaborative education and problem-solving to improve the health, safety, and quality of life of the entire community