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By John McCallum
Managing Editor--Cheney Free Press 

Former EWU president Mary Cullinan dies

University's first woman president faced reorganization, helped secure funding for Catalyst, ISC facilities


Last updated 5/6/2021 at 4:45pm

Cheney Free Press

Former EWU President Dr. Mary Cullinan giving the thumbs up for a hoped for Eagle victory in the 2018 FCS national title game against North Dakota State University in Frisco.

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University officials announced on Monday, May 3, that the university's 26th president and first woman to serve in the position Dr. Mary Cullinan had passed away at age 72. Details of her passing have not been disclosed, and the family has asked for privacy.

The news was a heavy blow to many in the campus, Cheney and Spokane region.

"I have some sad news to share with you. I have recently learned of he passing of Dr. Mary Cullinan," May wrote in an email to the campus May 3. "I don't have any details to share, but it is a shock. It is the wishes of her family th...

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