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President's Letter

President Gary Ransdell

Dear Member of the Class of 2020,

Congratulations on your decision to attend Western Kentucky University! As President and an alumnus of WKU, I can assure you that you have made an excellent choice. Many new and exciting things are happening on our campus as we continue our quest toward regional importance and national prominence. WKU has truly become a university of choice as evidenced by the fact that over the past several years, we have been the fastest growing university in Kentucky.

As one of the newest members of the WKU family, you will encounter many unique experiences and opportunities as you begin your college career. Making a successful transition to university life begins with your decision to attend our Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding program. M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is a five-day program that offers you an opportunity to begin making invaluable connections with faculty and staff members, as well as forming friendships with other first-time WKU students that will last a lifetime. Other benefits include learning ways to manage your time, your finances, you study habits and your social calendar. WKU students who participate in this program demonstrate higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience and graduate on time with their class at a higher percentage.

Last year, over 2,200 students attended M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan and we expect to have even more participants this year. This website outlines the details of how you can register to attend a great kick-off to your college career. If you have any questions about M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, you can call the Department of Housing and Residence Life at (270) 745-5351.

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Western Kentucky University family. Please plan on beginning your college career on a successful path by attending M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan. I look forward to seeing you on campus this fall.


Gary Ransdell Signature

Gary A. Ransdell


Western Kentucky University


M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is hosted by the Department of Housing & Residence Life at WKU


Phone: (270) 745-5351

Address: Western Kentucky University, Department of Housing and Residence Life, ATTN: M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11093, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1093

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