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.
Members are expected to take action on several issues including discontinuing required use of the SAT and ACT in the admissions process and one‑time revisions to select mandatory fees for the 2020–21 academic year.
Members of the public can watch the proceedings live on YouTube and can request to speak during the public comment period of the meeting by registering online.
Following recommendations from student groups, the regents approved a reduction of the Services and Activities Fee for WSU Pullman and WSU Tri‑Cities students during their meeting Friday.
The expected actions include establishing a Department of Community and Behavioral Health within the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and approving revised services and activities fees for this year.
Jenette Ramos, a Boeing Co. executive who started out as a summer employee while an undergraduate at Washington State University, is joining the university’s Board of Regents.
Among the goals are developing plans to enhance WSU’s presence in the greater Seattle area and developing fiscal plans to address expected state budget reductions due to COVID‑19.
During the online meeting, the board is expected to take action on President Kirk Schulz’s proposed goals and objectives for the current academic year as well as a revised fiscal year 2021 athletics budget.
Arliegh Cayanan, a fourth-year College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences student, will serve as the next student regent on the WSU Board of Regents.
John Schoettler, who graduated from WSU in 1980, was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the university’s governing board for a term that begins July 1.