New EWU president Cullinan meets, greets and chats
Former Southern Oregon University leader discusses faculty issues, higher education
When new Eastern Washington University President Dr. Mary Cullinan was officially introduced June 26 at a reception at Hargreaves Hall, not only did her unveiling draw a standing-room-only crowd inside but Mother Nature seemed to pause outside and take notice, too.
Or so thought Mike Westfall, the university’s vice president of advancement who opened the ceremony noting the symbolic return of sunshine on an otherwise grey and rainy day.
EWU board of brustees President, Paul Tanaka, also noted the crowd that suddenly surged into the room and wondered if there was a need for more chairs.