The Business & Financial Affairs division (BFA) is committed to Western Washington University's mission of making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  Over 330 employees in seven units support Western’s mission and strategic plan by providing a wide range of human, fiscal, and capital services.

Our Mission

To support Western’s Strategic Plan through the delivery of Business and Financial Affairs services.

The plan includes:

  • Advancing Inclusive Success
  • Increasing Washington Impact
  • Enhancing Academic Excellence

Our Vision

We deliver excellent service that people recognize.

We take pride in our work; our strength is in our people. We are inspired to provide excellent service for student and university success. Our aim is to be engaged as valued partners to help achieve Western’s 2025 vision.

We Value

  • Integrity
  • Serving Western
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Positive Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Respect and Care for Self, People, and Place
  • Teamwork, Collaboration, and Partnerships

Division Sites Within BFA

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Finance provides leadership and oversight for Business Services, Financial Services, Business & Financial Systems, Risk Management and compliance functions.

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Budget and Financial Planning supports Western's strategic priorities by providing budget administration, financial planning and analysis functions.

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CPD's mission is to bring Western’s strategic plan to physical reality through sustainable planning, budgeting, and development.

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The overarching responsibility of EHS is to support the efforts of the campus community in remaining healthy and safe. 

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FM supports Western’s mission by providing high-quality, comprehensive, and timely services to plan, maintain and operate campus facilities and grounds.

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Human Resources serves the Western community by attracting and retaining a diverse and qualified workforce who care and are passionate about inspiring excellence.

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The goal of the Public Safety Department is to serve students and the public and provide a safe environment for all those who come to Western, whether to study, work, or just to visit. 

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The BFA Division supports Western’s mission and shares a commitment to making a positive impact in the state and the world, with a focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.