Michael Sugerman, an associate professor of archeology, will begin his new role as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Global Campus on June 1. The position was left open after Rebecca Van De Vord retired.
Regents met for a series of hybrid in‑person and virtual meetings May 6–7 on the campus of WSU Health Sciences Spokane.
More than 4,800 students are graduating across the WSU system this spring. Hundreds more graduates from last fall and those expected to graduate this summer will also be recognized during the online event.
Regents are expected to set tuition rates for the 2021–2022 academic year, review designs for WSU Vancouver’s new Life Sciences Building, and consider revised athletics budgets and financial planning, among other actions.
Formerly under the Office of the Provost, WSU’s unit dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with industry partners will be headed by Alex Pietsch in his role as executive director of corporate engagement.
In just three years, WSU turned a $30 million annual operating deficit into a nearly $30 million surplus, helping to start replenishing depleted reserves as it deals with the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic.
Sherry Gordon, former senior counsel for the attorney general’s WSU office, was recently brought on to serve as the University's ethics compliance advisor.
President Kirk Schulz and Provost Elizabeth Chilton shared their insights into the ongoing development of the OneWSU system plan during the 2021 State of the University event Tuesday.
University leaders will discuss WSU’s most significant contributions to the public as well as the path forward under the OneWSU concept.
The naming of the football field inside Martin Stadium and halting the use of SAT and ACT test scores in the admissions process were among the actions taken by the WSU Board of Regents during its meeting on Friday, March 12.