Effective July 1, 2022, WesternU will be implementing a new institutional administrative organizational structure. This new structure is in line with that of a mature university and offers a strong Provost model that elevates the Provost and Chief Academic Officer role and empowers this position to align resources for greater integration between co-curricular and academic programming.
The structure also creates a new concept for WesternU: External Relations, which includes Community & Governmental Relations, Public Affairs & Marketing, and University Advancement. This group will focus on developing relationships necessary to gain the support of constituents (both internal and external) to ensure that our faculty, staff, and students have what they need to succeed. This will entail embarking upon a comprehensive capital campaign to help fund the growth of our footprint in both Pomona and Lebanon, shore up our physical and research infrastructure, and provide scholarships to help reduce student debt. This work will be guided by interaction with Marts & Lundy, a strategic consulting firm focusing on helping mission-driven organizations build the capacity needed to achieve their highest potential through customized, sustainable philanthropic solutions.
This organizational structure is a living and breathing model that responds to the evolving needs of our maturing University and our communities. It will be assessed and adapted as needed.