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Yang named interim VP for business, administration
July 1, 2015

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. – Olivia Yang, associate vice president for facilities services, will serve as interim vice president for finance and administration beginning immediately.

Programs benefit as health management joins nursing
March 3, 2015

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

nursingSPOKANE, Wash. – Enhanced graduate education and collaboration in nursing and health management will result now that the Department of Health Policy & Administration (HPA) at Washington State University is part of the WSU College of Nursing.

Second act for vet-med chair – and her predecessor
December 16, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

MicheLe-Hardy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Michele Hardy knew there’d be big shoes to fill in her new job as a department chair at Washington State University’s veterinary college, but then again, “I’ve never been one to do things in small steps,” she said.

Veteran faculty members join WSU provost’s office
August 29, 2013



PULLMAN, Wash. – Long-time Professors Erica Austin and Jerman Rose are the newest additions to the Washington State University provost’s office, as a result of recent appointments by Interim Provost Dan Bernardo.

“Both Dr. Austin and Dr. Rose are leaders within their fields of expertise nationally, their colleges and the university,” Bernardo said. “In addition, they are respected faculty leaders with significant administrative experience. Bringing those skills to bear will help us progress toward our goals in the provost’s office.”

The provost’s office underwent major changes last spring … » More …

Educational leadership expands to south Puget Sound
August 28, 2013

Ed.D. class

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Sometimes, if it isn’t broken, you do want to fix it.


Case in point is an educational leadership program that was so successful it needed to be expanded.


Washington State University Vancouver has offered the school principal/program administrator credential programs in southwest Washington since it was established more than 20 years ago. Approximately 225 students from the WSUV College of Education programs are in leadership positions throughout the state.


But to the north, in the south Puget Sound region, a huge population of working teachers, counselors and others has found it … » More …

WSU Vancouver names vice chancellor for academic affairs
July 16, 2013


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Renny Christopher has accepted the position of vice chancellor for academic affairs at Washington State University Vancouver. She will take her post on Aug. 5.

Christopher most recently served as associate provost at California State University, Channel Islands.

The vice chancellor for academic affairs is WSU Vancouver’s chief academic officer.

Christopher will be responsible for academic development, coordination of academic programs, advancing campus diversity efforts, and development of infrastructure to support the growth of quality research and teaching.

“Renny’s experience as a part of a branch campus system will serve us well, she is … » More …

John Gardner offers insights into reorganization
October 20, 2010


John Gardner (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)



PULLMAN – John Gardner, vice president of Advancement and External Affairs, was assigned in mid-August to lead radical reconstructive surgery among several major university offices. The goal is to flatten the administrative structure, reduce costs and increase collaborative efforts and effectiveness, particularly in the area of fundraising. 


To provide some insights and a prognosis on the procedure, Gardner candidly answered a number of key questions in a recent interview with WSU Today.


Gardner came to WSU in June 2007, when he … » More …

Advancement, external affairs aligned by function
September 30, 2010



WSU Advancement and External Affairs (AEA) will be organized into six broad functional areas in a reorganization plan announced by Vice President John Gardner.


The areas are:

Alumni Relations




Government Relations

Economic Development and Global Engagement


The teams will be led either by a single person or a small group, all reporting to Gardner.


Further refining two key areas, Development and Marketing/Communications, will begin immediately to ensure an internal structure and leadership that best … » More …

Business, finance vp post not for faint hearted
September 29, 2010




Profile of Roger D. Patterson

WSU’s new administrative structure

WSU Today

– Three VP positions eliminated: Reorganization aims at economies of scale

About the
Office of Business and Finance

Service areas
under the Office of Business and Finance

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

PULLMAN – Ongoing budget cuts, mergers and staffing reductions. Taking over the leadership of the university’s Office of Business and Finance in 2010 is not for the faint … » More …

Mentoring and Motivating seminar
November 21, 2008

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council is sponsoring a seminar December 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the ETRL Building, Room 101 on Mentoring and Motivating. The seminar is open to all WSU administrative professionals. It will discuss effective mentoring steps, coaching, and understanding and developing a mentoring partnership.  Many of the pitfalls and myths, attributes and benefits of being a mentor will also be covered.

The seminar will be available to off-site WSU staff through WECN.  Registration with Gayle Anderson, (509)335-8344 or is required.