WWU football’s end, Carver remodel were key moments under Bruce Shepard

Bruce Shepard, Western Washington University’s president for the last eight years, will step down at the end of the day Thursday, June 30.

Shepard’s last day comes nearly eight years since he took the helm and just more than a year after he announced his retirement.

“I think you want to retire when a university is strong,” Shepard said at the time, adding that the seven- to nine-year mark was just about the right amount of time to serve.