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Office of the President

Dr. Linda Thompson

Dear Campus Community:

Thank you to all of you who have reached out to welcome me to Westfield State University. I have learned so much about this special institution and its multi-generational impact on thousands of individuals across the state and throughout New England as an institution of higher learning, an employer, and a community partner.  

I look forward to delivering on your trust and confidence as we together advance the mission of Westfield State University, while practicing and modeling its values. I realize I have plenty more to learn about the institution and all of you, and I am eager to do just that as I spend the coming weeks and months listening to individuals and groups affiliated with our University.  

If we don’t have the opportunity to connect in person over the course of the summer and you have thoughts that you are interested in sharing with me, please relay them through email at Also, look for notices in future communication for my Twitter handle and other communication channels that I will use to share the many stories of success and innovation at Westfield State yet to come.  

I am delighted to carry forward the momentum established by Interim President Dr. Roy Saigo, as he worked with all of you to position and prepare Westfield State for my arrival. Now, let’s move forward, together.   

Thank you. 


Dr. Linda Thompson