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President's Message

Beck Taylor, wearing a suit, stands with his arms crossed and smiles at the camera.Whitworth University is committed to seeking academic excellence while striving continuously to be a welcoming, inclusive and diverse campus. Our community aspires to providing an education that embraces difference and fosters respect that extends beyond the classroom to all university spaces and to local and global communities. Our intent is to support a learning environment in which students, faculty and staff understand the challenges, accomplishments and perspectives of various groups of people, thus gaining a more complete understanding of ourselves as well as how to engage in conversation spanning differences and commonalities. Achieving this vision is a fundamental commitment critical to Whitworth University's mission as a Christian institution of higher learning.

Whitworth's commitment to diversity stems from a Christ-centered heritage that compels us to love justice and to treat every individual equally with respect and compassion. It is through the inclusion and experiences of others from diverse points of view that we often begin to see dimensions of life previously unseen.

It is my privilege and honor to provide leadership in promoting an inclusive community at Whitworth. Together, our community will ensure that Whitworth is a place that values all who work and learn here and that continues to promote equity, inclusiveness, justice and the vision that valuing diversity is essential for institutional excellence.

Beck A. Taylor
Whitworth University