President’s Welcome

Dear Heritage University Students:

Congratulations on taking steps toward building your future through education. As a Heritage student, you join thousands of others who have helped to shape this institution and who have transformed their lives through their Heritage experiences.

Heritage is known for its mission and dedication to living that mission. This includes the following:

High-Quality Education: Heritage will challenge you with mind-stretching, horizon-broadening experiences through class work, homework, and practical experiences in the workplace.
Accessibility: Heritage adapts the delivery of our educational programs to meet students’ needs.

Inclusivity: Heritage believes it is vital to the future of our world to reverse the historical underrepresentation in higher education and community leadership of some cultural and socioeconomic groups. Each student’s cultural background is viewed as an asset to the educational process. Learning with people from other cultures, ages, and backgrounds is a treasured feature of the Heritage experience.

Overcoming Educational Isolation: Heritage is especially committed to bringing higher education to those unable in the past to participate. Removing barriers is a core goal in our day-to-day decisions.

You are entering Heritage at a special time. It is a time of change and growth as we expand our campus, enhance our academic programs, and enrich student experiences.

Your life, and the lives of your family and community, can be transformed by your Heritage University experience. You have extraordinary capabilities that will unfold as you take risks and challenge yourself to new heights of thinking, speaking, and writing in the Heritage University learning community.

Andrew Sund, Ph.D.

President’s Office

Located in the Kathleen J. Ross, SNJM Center on the Toppenish Campus.

Tel: (509) 865-8600