Office of the Provost &
Vice President for Academic Affairs

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Linda Lamwers
Philips Memorial Hall
Room 103
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Guiding Principles

  • We will focus on what is core to our mission – educating students.
  • We will do what is right for the long-term health of the institution, even if it necessitates some uncomfortable change.
  • We will make decisions guided by a commitment to quality and reputation so that we maintain our forward momentum.
  • We will start from the premise that “everything is on the table.”
  • We will engage in an open, transparent process, with those impacted by the decisions informed and engaged through each step
  • We will make decisions based on based on qualitative and quantitative measures (decisions will not be based solely on what generates a “profit”, qualitative information will also be considered).
  • We will continually monitor the state and PASSHE budget processes and decisions so as to inform our process and decisions.
  • We will make decisions to address the current situation and best position us for the future. 


  • We must comply with legal, policy and contractual obligations.
  • We must adhere to a timeline.
  • We must maintain our enrollment.
  • We must develop new and maximize current activities that generate net revenue.