Faculty, staff, and students system-wide are invited to meet and help evaluate André‑Denis Wright, the first of four finalists for the position of provost and executive vice president.

Wright, currently dean of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, will give a presentation and answer questions during an online session open to the WSU community from 1–2 p.m. on Monday, April 13. A university network id and password are required to attend.

Before joining WSU as dean in 2018, Wright was an endowed professor and director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona from 2014–2018. He also served as chair of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Vermont from 2009–2014, and as the director of the Vermont Dairy Center of Excellence, from 2010–2014.

Wright received his Ph.D. from the University of Guelph in Canada and holds several professional accreditations, including member of the American College of Gastroenterology. He currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Foundation of Food and Agriculture Research and has served on review panels for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, and NASA.

Wright will participate in interviews with search committee members, faculty, administrators, staff, and students during two days of Zoom-based meetings April 13 and 14.

Public presentation and Q&A:

André‑Denis Wright
1–2 p.m., Monday, April 13