For the first time since 2013, WSU’s operating budget is back in the black and a year earlier than projected.
The general wage increase will be effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Outcomes of 2019 legislative session and its investments in WSU will be discussed.
WSU remains ahead of schedule in its three‑year push to erase what had been a $30 million annual operating deficit.
WSU President Kirk Schulz joins colleagues statewide seeking restoration of full state funding for faculty and staff pay raises in next state budget.
She will oversee WSU’s budget operations as the university continues towards its goal of financial stability.
To prevent cuts to WSU Libraries’ journals subscriptions, the president and provost designated $150,000 to the libraries’ budget.
Joan King, who helped WSU transition through three presidents, weather state budget cuts and rein in systemwide overspending, will retire Oct. 19.
The university reduced its annual operating deficit by $22 million, surpassing its fiscal year 2018 goal by $12 million.
The effort relies on increasing revenue 27 percent by Fiscal Year 2023 while continuing to contain expenses.