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Office of the President moves to downtown Pullman

Someone moving a large chair on a dolly through a doorway.
A Facilities and Operations crew moves the heavy items from WSU System President Kirk Schulz’s office in French Administration on Tuesday, July 19. Photo by Dean Hare, WSU Photo Services.

After 50 years in the fourth-floor suite of the French Administration building on Washington State University’s flagship campus, WSU’s Office of the President has relocated to downtown Pullman. 

The move, completed July 19, is one of several changes implemented as part of the OneWSU initiative. Under the new leadership model, Elizabeth Chilton has become the chief executive of the Pullman campus, serving as the first Pullman campus chancellor as well as the university system’s provost and executive vice president. The transition has enabled WSU President Kirk Schulz to expand his advocacy and philanthropic efforts as system president.  

“It’s an exciting new chapter for WSU,” said Schulz. “My office is in a better position to serve our communities across the state and continue working on behalf of the entire system. It was time to situate ourselves as a system office, not a campus-specific one.” 

A couch, chair, and reception area in the new office space for the Office of the President.
Furniture and other items slowly begin to fill the Office of the President’s new space in the Town Center building in downtown Pullman, Tuesday, July 19. Photo by Dean Hare, WSU Photo Services.

Housed on the ground floor of the Town Centre Building, below the WSU Foundation, the new space is intended to be a hub of cooperation and collaboration for stakeholders and Cougs around the state.  

The Office of the Chancellor will move into the suite formerly occupied by the Office of the President. Staff whose work relates to the function of the Pullman campus will move into the new chancellor offices on Aug. 1.  

This fall, the President’s Office will be hosting an open house in its new offices. Members of the WSU community and local business owners will be invited to tour the suite and enjoy cuisine provided by downtown vendors. More details will be available in the weeks ahead.   

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