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President's Message

Whitworth University is committed to academic excellence and to being a welcoming and inclusive campus community. We aspire to provide an education that embraces a range of differences, striving to be a place that fosters respect that extends beyond the classroom to all university spaces, including the local and global communities touched by our students, faculty, and staff. We aim to support a learning environment in which our community members understand the challenges, accomplishments, and perspectives of various groups of people, thereby gaining a more complete understanding of ourselves and helping us to better engage in dialogue about both differences and commonalities. Achieving this vision is a fundamental commitment vital to Whitworth University's mission as a Christian institution of higher learning.

Whitworth's commitment to diversity stems from our Christ-centered heritage that compels us to love justice and to treat every individual equally, with respect and with compassion. It is through the voices 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 fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive Whitworth community. Together, our community can ensure that Whitworth is a place that values and recognizes all who work and learn here, and that we continue to promote a vision that valuing diversity, equity and inclusion is essential for institutional excellence.

Scott McQuilkin
Whitworth University