PULLMAN, Wash. – The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold a regularly scheduled meeting March 23 and 24 at The Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,

The meeting will be held in locations outlined in the schedule below.

Committee meetings will run throughout the afternoon. Starting times following the 1:15 pm committee meetings are estimates only. If a session ends earlier than expected, the next scheduled session may convene immediately.

Thursday, March 23

12:00 pm          Board of Regents Lunch                                                      Seoul Room

1:15 pm            Concurrent Meetings

                    Research and Academic Affairs Committee                     Beijing Room

                           Student Affairs and Student Life Committee                   London Room

                    Institutional Infrastructure Committee                             Amsterdam Room

2:30 pm*           Finance and Compliance Committee                                Beijing Room

3:15 pm*           Strategic and Operational Excellence Committee           Beijing Room

4:00 pm*           Special Meeting of the Trustees/Shareholders of

                     the Student Book Corporation                                           Beijing Room

4:15 pm*           Executive Session                                                                   Beijing Room

6:00 pm             Board of Regents Dinner                                                      Cedarbrook Lodge,                                                                                                                                    18525 36th Avenue                                                                                                                                       South SeaTac, WA 98188

Friday, March 24


7:15 am            Board of Regents Breakfast                                                   Seoul Room

8:00 am            Board of Regents Meeting                                                      Beijing Room


The regents are expected to take action on a variety of items during the meeting, including:

  • A proposal to establish three departments within the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication: the Department of Journalism and Media Production; the Department of Communication and Society; and the Department of Strategic Communication. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication has been renamed as separate degrees in Strategic Communication, Communication and Society, and Journalism and Media Production.
  • A proposal to delegate to the president of the university or his designee, the authority to grant degrees in order to enhance service to students whose prospective employers require an official transcript before full consideration for employment or for those who are under consideration for graduate school admission.
  • A proposal by the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus/a Award Committee, to approve two candidates for consideration for the 2017 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus/a Award.
  • A proposal to adopt a faculty practice plan concept and delegate authority to the president or his designee to provide an organizational structure necessary for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty to deliver clinical services while providing community-based clinical education to students. The proposed practice plan would involve the creation of a separate non-profit entity to employ health care practitioners who would also hold adjunct faculty appointments in the College of Medicine.

This is an incomplete listing of the agenda items for the meeting. The official notice and full agenda for the meeting are available online at http://regents.wsu.edu/meeting-dates/

Questions about the Board of Regents meeting and schedule may be directed to Desiree Jacobsen, 509-335-6662.

News Media Contact:
Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583, rstrenge@wsu.edu