President Ta’s End of Fall Semester 2021 Message to the UWest Community

Written By University of the West Author

Dear UWest Community,

I would like to express my tremendous gratitude to everyone helping us mobilize the entire university in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last many months.

During this challenging time, you have risen to the occasion – with decisive action, inspiring innovation, and remarkable determination.

As faculty members, you have demonstrated your commitment and dedication to our students. You worked rapidly to provide both online and in-person instruction. I know how meaningful your efforts are for our students, and I want you to know how much all of us appreciate your hard work.

I also want to thank and recognize the dedication of our exceptional staff across the university. At a time of great need, you have stepped forward with flexibility, resilience and resolve. You have created a new, efficient and safe process for students to check out books from the library. In addition to keeping our campus clean and safe, you are providing the entire IT infrastructure that is making all of our endeavors possible – from online classes, to Zoom meetings, to Moodle and keeping online instruction running smoothly. Most importantly, you have made sure that everyone gets their paychecks on time.

For many members of our university community, this has been a challenging time. You have had to adjust work schedules and find new solutions for childcare. While words may be of little comfort, I want you to know this: We all see your efforts. We appreciate all of your contributions, and we are all truly grateful for your extraordinary service.

Thank you for your support and your continued commitment as we work together to keep everyone safe and carry out our educational mission.

I wish you all a very blessed Holiday season!  Stay safe and healthy and look forward to a positive year in 2022! 

United in UWest Community Spirit,
President Ta

RECENT POSTS

Fall 2022 UDays Live: New Student Orientation

For questions about the schedule or other orientation information, please contact eddiee@uwest.edu Tuesday, August 16 *Mandatory for new students 10am-2pm Placement Testing, as needed. Contact admissions office if uncertain:hennah@uwest.edu 2pm - 3pm ID Card Pictures,...

Alumni Spotlight: Yilun “Blake” Lu

UWest extends hearty congratulations to alum Yilun “Blake” Lu, who was recently admitted into the Ph.D. program in Finance with the College of Business at University of Texas, Arlington (UTA). Blake will start his study at UTA in fall 2022 as the recipient of the...

UWest Celebrates Our 30th Anniversary on April 21, 2022

UWest will hold our 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday, April 21, 2022 starting at 4:00 PM. The university is honored to welcome our donors, supporters, and local dignitaries. We have a lively program planned with musical performances, a retrospective video,...

Lecture: Dr. Charles DiSimone – Buddhism in Greater Gandhāra

UWest welcomes Dr. Charles Simone from Ghent University for a guest lecture on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 1:00 PM PDT. Dr. Simone's lecture is titled, "Buddhism in Greater Gandhāra as Witnessed by Manuscript Evidence." The lecture will be held remotely on Zoom. No...

LECTURE: Dr. Ali Chavoshian – The Art of Listening

UWest is pleased to welcome Dr. Ali Chavoshian for a special guest lecture titled “The Art of Listening: Application in the Clinical Setting, Pastoral Counseling, Spiritual direction, and Chaplaincy.” This free lecture will be held remotely on Zoom on Tuesday, April...