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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

Aerial view of WWU in spring

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

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Facilities Development and Operations combines the university's two main facilities functions, Capital Planning and Development and Facilities Management. 

Brick academic building surrounded by fall foliage

Finance & Business Services provides leadership and oversight for Business Services, Financial Services, Business & Financial Systems.

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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.

Rainbow over red sculpture and brick campus building

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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Risk, Ethics, Safety, and Resilience works to ensure our campus is a safe, supportive, and resilient place to live, learn, and work.