PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Board of Regents is
expected to choose the university’s next president on Feb. 17. The final
candidate for the position is V. Lane Rawlins, currently president at the
University of Memphis.

The regents will meet in executive session at 9:15 a.m. to discuss the
qualifications of the presidential candidate. An open session will follow
immediately, and the board may take official action regarding the presidency.

If the regents take action appointing Rawlins as president, there will be a news
conference at 3 p.m. in Murrow 53 on the Pullman campus. The session will be
available to reporters outside Pullman via satellite and at Washington Higher
Education Telecommunication System facilities.

Streaming audio will also be available on the Internet from a link located on the
WSU home page at www.wsu.edu.

Reporters covering the news conference from WHETS facilities may ask
questions and record audio for broadcast.

Satellite coordinates are as follows: Telstar 5, transponder 23, C band, 97W,
downlink frequency 4160, polarity vertical, audio 6.2/6.8. A test signal will be
up at 2:50 p.m. PST. The news conference begins at 3 p.m. with a hard out at
3:45 p.m.

Participating WHETS facilities are at the following locations:

Spokane: Riverpoint Campus, just east of Trent and Division, SIRTI Building,
Room 300; or ICNE/WSU School of Nursing, Room 214.

Seattle: Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Broadway Edison
Building, Room 1141A.

Tri-Cities: West Building, Room 209.

Vancouver: Classroom Building, Room 130.

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