What are the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing WSU that its next provost should prioritize? What kinds of prior experiences, skills and personal attributes should the next provost offer the university?

Faculty, staff and students are invited to respond to these questions and provide other input about the search for the next provost during a series of listening sessions to be held throughout the WSU system next week.

Times and locations for the provost search listening sessions include:

Monday, Jan. 14

  • WSU Tri‑Cities

    Noon–1 p.m.
    Consolidated Information Center, Room 120

Tuesday, Jan. 15

  • WSU Spokane

    Noon–1 p.m.
    Spokane Academic Center, Room 20

Wednesday, Jan. 16

  • WSU Everett

    10–11 a.m.
    Room 358

  • WSU Vancouver

    4–5 p.m.
    Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129

Thursday, Jan. 17

  • WSU Pullman

    Noon–1 p.m.
    CUB Junior Ballroom

Dave Cillay, vice president of academic outreach and innovation and chair of the provost search committee, will facilitate the listening sessions. The input gathered during the meetings will be shared with the search committee and others involved in the search process.

The provost serves as WSU’s systemwide chief academic officer, overseeing all academic programs, including instruction and research, and providing leadership for academic administrative operations. Current Provost Dan Bernardo, who announced Dec. 3 that he is stepping down from the position, will remain on the job until his successor is selected. The university hopes to appoint his successor by the end of spring semester.

Visit the provost search website for more information.