PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has taken steps to realign
several administrative assignments on an interim basis. The move is in
anticipation of further restructuring to be enacted under the administration of
President-elect Lane Rawlins.
The searches for vice provost for enrollment management, director of
admissions and registrar have been put on hold as a result of the realignments.
All the changes are for an interim period and no new positions are being
“This realignment of duties will help us more efficiently operate student affairs
and enrollment activities,” said WSU Provost Rom Markin. “Moreover, there
will be no additional costs as a result of these changes.”
Effective immediately, Jim Rimpau, director of institutional research, will
assume the post of vice provost for enrollment management. Rimpau will
oversee the offices of admissions, registrar, financial aid and student affairs
Interim Director of Admissions Ken Vreeland and Interim Registrar Dave
Guzman will continue in their positions.
Dean of Students George Bettas will now oversee the office of campus life, the
Compton Union Building, university recreation, the children’s center, student
health and wellness, and the counseling and testing service.
Alton Jamison will be appointed to the position of vice provost for educational
development. He will assume responsibility for the student advising and
learning center, career services, residence life and student publications.
“During the past academic year, we have faced critical recruitment and
retention issues,” said Markin. “We are truly grateful for the willingness of
these individuals to continue to serve and contribute their leadership and
expertise to these challenges.”