PULLMAN, Wash. — Ken Spitzer has been appointed associate vice provost
for research at Washington State University. The term appointment becomes
effective Jan. 31 and will run through June 2001.

As associate vice provost for research, Spitzer will be directly involved in the
promotion and coordination of WSU research initiatives. He will provide
liaison to campus-wide research centers and support units. Spitzer will also
facilitate technology transfer activities and interactions with the WSU
Research Foundation.

“Based on my experience working with Ken, I believe he is uniquely qualified
for the task at hand,” says George Hedge, WSU vice provost for research. “His
assistance will be particularly valuable in the area of intellectual property
administration during the transition to a new executive director.”

Spitzer most recently was the interim director of the Office of Intellectual
Property Administration and director of the WSU Research and Technology
Park. He has also served as WSU assistant dean of sciences.

Spitzer completed his bachelor’s degree at Millikin University in Illinois. He
earned his doctoral degree in chemistry at the University of Washington.

An internal search for a permanent appointee as associate vice provost for
research is expected to begin early in 2001.

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