State Relations

New Western Washington University President to be Named

Western Washington University is close to naming a new president.

Bruce Shepard, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay is expected to be chosen by the Western trustees as the school’s 13th president at their meeting this Friday.  Shepard, 61, has been chancellor of the Green Bay campus since 2001.  He came to the school from Eastern Oregon University where he was provost.  He also spent more than two decades at Oregon State University as a political science faculty member and as state government liaison and in other administrative posts.

Shepard replaces Western president Karen Morse who is retiring September 1.