Oct. 26, 27: West side forums seek input on presidential search

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University alumni, students, faculty, staff and civic and business leaders on the west side of the state are invited to provide input about the considerations important in selecting the university’s next president at community forums Oct. 26 and 27 in Seattle, Everett and Bellevue.

Feedback will be shared with the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and others involved in the search process.

“With more than 60,000 alumni living in the Puget Sound area and given WSU’s expanding presence in western Washington, it’s very important to listen to the thoughts of these constituents,” said Mike Worthy, chair of the search advisory committee and a member of the WSU Board of Regents. The upcoming forums follow similar sessions held Oct. 19-22 on WSU’s campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver.

Forum attendees are asked to consider these topics:

  • Current and future opportunities for the next president
  • Challenges the president may face
  • Ways to measure the president’s success

The schedule of upcoming forums on the west side of the state includes:

Monday, Oct. 26

Seattle Yacht Club

6:00-7:30 p.m.

1807 East Hamlin Street

Tuesday, Oct. 27 

WSU North Puget Sound at Everett

Choice of two sessions:

7:30-9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-noon

Everett Community College

Gray Wolf Hall, Room 156

2000 Tower Street

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Bellevue College

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Building D, Room D106

3000 Landerholm Circle SE

Under previously announced schedules, forums were held yesterday at WSU Vancouver and will continue tomorrow in three separate sessions – slated for 12:10 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium and 4:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 113, at WSU Pullman. On Thursday, Oct. 22, WSU Spokane will conduct forums at 1:30 and 2:30 in the Spokane Academic Center, Room 20

For more information about the forums and to provide feedback online, go to presidentialsearch.wsu.edu. 


Christine Hoyt, 509-335-6615, christine.hoyt@wsu.edu



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