WSU president appoints interim provost

Closeup of Dr. Bryan Slinker.
Dr. Bryan Slinker

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has appointed Dr. Bryan Slinker to serve as interim provost and executive vice president for the WSU system. Dr. Slinker currently serves as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at WSU.

Dr. Slinker’s new role begins immediately and will extend through June 30, 2020. As interim provost, he will be responsible for overseeing all academic programs and providing leadership for academic administrative operations and enrollment management functions.

Dr. Slinker is a double alumnus of Washington State University, earning both his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. degrees from the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He has served as dean of the college for more than a decade. Dr. Slinker joined the faculty of the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

President Schulz expects to announce his plans for permanently filling the provost’s position within the next few weeks.

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  • Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and communications, 509‑595‑1708,

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