State Employee Whistleblower Act
Notice of Whistleblower Designees
Revised October 19, 2023
The following list of individuals are designated as responsible for receiving reports from WWU faculty and staff who wish to make whistleblower reports under the Washington State Whistleblower Act, Chapter 42.40 RCW, regarding improper governmental action at Western Washington University. These designees are in addition to the State Auditor and the Executive Ethics Board.
Designees are required by law to receive and transmit whistleblower reports to the State Auditor’s Office within 15 days of receipt.
Whistleblower Report Recipients/Designees
Brad Johnson, Provost and Executive Vice President
MS-9033; Telephone: 360-650-3480
Melynda Huskey, Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services
MS-9001; Telephone: 360-650-3839
Joyce Lopes, Vice President, Business and Financial Affairs
MS-9044; Telephone: 360-650-3407
Darin Rasmussen, Assistant Vice President, Risk, Ethics, Safety, and Resilience
MS-9044; Telephone: 360-650-4611
Priya Sall, Senior Internal Auditor, Audit & Consulting Services
MS-9015; Telephone 360-650-3241
The Whistleblower Act defines improper governmental action that may be reported under the law as:
- Is in violation of federal or state law or rule if the violation is not merely technical or of a minimum nature.
- Is a gross waste of public funds or resources.
- Is of substantial and specific danger to the public health or safety.
- Is gross mismanagement.
- Prevents dissemination of scientific opinion or alters technical findings.
- Violates the Administrative Procedure Act.
Please contact Priya Sall, Senior Internal Auditor, Audit and Consulting Services at 360-650-343241 or the State Auditor’s Office, Whistleblower Program, at 564-999-0918, with questions.