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Description of the university.

(1) Mission - Governance. Central Washington University is a public institution of higher education established under chapter 28B.35 RCW as a regional university offering academic and professional degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor. The board appoints a president who serves as the chief executive officer responsible for the administration of the university.
(2) Main campus - University centers. The main campus of the university is located at 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926. The university also offers educational programs online and at university centers located throughout the state, including Des Moines, Everett, Kent, Lakewood/Pierce County, Lynnwood, Moses Lake, Sammamish, Wenatchee, and Yakima.
(3) Policies and procedures. University policies meeting the definition of a "rule" under the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW, are adopted by the board of trustees and published in Title 106 WAC. Other university policies approved by the administration are published in policies and procedures manuals available on the university web site.
(4) Documents index. As an institution of higher education, the university generally does not have occasion to issue nonexempt "final orders," "declaratory orders," "interpretive statements," or "policy statements" as those terms are defined and used in the Public Records Act. The secretary of the university's board of trustees does maintain and publish on the university web site a documents index of the board's approved meeting minutes, motions, and resolutions. Inquiries may be directed to the secretary of the board in the office of the president.
(5) University web site. The university's official web site, available at, provides general information about the university and its governing board, administration, educational programs, and policies and procedures. Persons seeking public records of the university are encouraged to view the records available on the web site prior to submitting a records request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 19-16-061, § 106-276-030, filed 7/30/19, effective 8/30/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). WSR 94-20-075 (Order CWU AO 76), § 106-276-030, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.19.050 and 28B.35.120(11). WSR 86-23-007 (Order 59), § 106-276-030, filed 11/7/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.19.050 and 28B.40.120. WSR 78-08-011 (Order 39), § 106-276-030, filed 7/11/78; Order 11, § 106-276-030, filed 2/27/73.]
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