PULLMAN, Wash. — There will be several opportunities for the Washington State University community and others to comment on budget and tuition rates during April.

A dialogue session with WSU President V. Lane Rawlins is set for noon, April 15, in the Compton Union Building, Room 123. A live videostream of the discussion will be on the Web at the Faculty/Staff and Current Students links at www.wsu.edu. Questions may be submitted in advance by e-mail to rawlins@wsu.edu.

An open meeting with President Rawlins and the WSU classified staff also is planned from noon until 1:30 p.m. May 2, at the Food Science and Human Nutrition building, Room T101. It also will be televised over the Washington Higher Education Telecommunication System so staff at the campuses in Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver and the Colville Learning Center can participate.

WSU officials and the Board of Regents will gather more information regarding the budget and tuition at two public comment sessions set for 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., April 30, in the Compton Union Building, Rooms 123-125.

On Wednesday (April 10), the president and other administrators met with students to talk about tuition rates and campus climate during a noontime “Cougar Chat” with university students and others in the Compton Union Building.

University regents are expected to decide tuition rates for the 2002-03 year at their May 10 meeting on the Pullman campus.