Students listen intently at their graduation ceremony.

Epilogue: The Next Chapter

The conversations that we have had as a campus community in the past year as we have completed the preparation of our Self-Study Report for the Higher Learning Commission have led to a rich and stimulating vision of what it will mean to educate our students for the 21st century and what we must do as a community of learners to create an educational environment that can support our shared vision of preparing our students to “serve generously, lead responsibly and respond imaginatively and creatively to the challenges of their work, their lives and their communities.” (revised Mission statement 2011)

As preparation of the 2011 report for WSU’s 2012 HLC self-study visit drew nearer to completion, the HLC Steering Committee and WSU’s President met to discuss what we have learned from our self-study reflection and how best to use our insights in envisioning the path that lies ahead for our university.

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