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Governor appoints three to technology board

Gov. Christine Gregoire has appointed three WSU administrators to the Washington Technology Center Board of Directors. That gives WSU three out of six positions on the higher education portion of that board.

The three new directors include Hal Dengerink, chancelor of WSU Vancouver (photo left); Ralph Cavalieri, associate dean and director of the Agricultural Research Center; and Dennis Dyck, associate dean of research and vice chancellor for research at WSU Spokane.

As senior administrative officer for WSU Vancouver, Dengerink provides overall leadership and guidance in campus growth and acts as a liaison between WSU Vancouver and WSU Pullman. His additional appointment as special assistant to the president for system implementation, gives him a strategic role in the development of the WSU multicampus university.

Dengerink served as the campus executive officer and dean for WSU Vancouver from 1990 to 2003 and was named chancellor in 2003. He served as associate dean of the College of Sciences and Arts at WSU Pullman from 1985 to 1990 and was the director of the American Psychological Association approved Clinical Psychology Training Program from 1978 to 1985. Dengerink joined the faculty at WSU in 1969.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1965 and a doctorate in psychology in 1969 from Kent State University.

Dyck, Ph.D., was named associate dean of research for WSU Spokane in 2001, and became the vice chancellor for research in 2005.

Dyck coordinates the development of research collaborations between various WSU departments and the health sciences community in Spokane.

He is a professor of psychology and director of the Health, Research and Education Center. For 12 years Dyck served as the director of the Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research & Training (Eastern Branch). He stepped down from this position July 2003.

Dyck received his bachelor’s from Fresno Pacific College in 1969, his master’s from Pepperdine University in 1970, and his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1973, all in psychology.

Cavalieri has served as the associate dean and director of the Agricultural Research Center since 2000. He earned his bachelor’s in chemical engineering in 1975 from the University of Idaho; and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1985 from Washington State University. In addition, he currently is the editor-in-chief of Postharvest Biology and Technology magazine.

The WTC is a statewide economic development agency focused on technology and innovation.  The WTC channels state, federal and private resources to help companies develop and commercialize new products and technologies.

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