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.

To support Western's Strategic Plan through the delivery of our services. The Strategic Plan includes advancing inclusive student success, increasing our impact in Washington, and enhancing academic excellence. 

To deliver excellent service that people recognize. We take pride in our work, and 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.



Serving Western

Effective Communication 

Innovative Thinking

Positive Leadership


Respect and Care of Self, People, and Place

Teamwork, Collaboration, and Partnerships

BFA Units

Facilities Development & Operations

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

Finance & Business Services

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

Human Resources

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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.

Risk, Ethics, Safety & Resilience

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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. 

Strategy, Management & Budget

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

University Police

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The goal of the University Police 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. 


University Policy & Public Records

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University Policy  and Public Records is responsible for the development of university policies and the fulfillment of public records in response to public records requests. 

Contact Us

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Connect with the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs.