PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University regents approved today an operational budget
request for the 1999-2001 biennium to add and enhance academic programs in Spokane.
Requested is $5.7 million to establish a Health Sciences Consortium with other universities for teaching,
research and outreach programs, to establish other programs that are in demand in the community and not
offered by other institutions, and to expand enrollments in existing design and pharmacy programs. The
funding level would support an additional 205 students at WSU Spokane.
Regents also approved the purchase of a $1.4 million nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer for scientific
research. Grants totaling $875,000 from the National Institutes of Health and the Murdock Charitable
Trust will be applied to the purchase.