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Scott Carson awarded WSU Foundation’s top honor

By Cindy Hollenbeck, University Advancement

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PULLMAN, Wash – WSU Foundation presented its highest honor — the Weldon B. “Hoot” Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award — to retired Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Scott Carson during the 38th Annual Recognition Gala in Pullman, Sept. 28. » More …

WSU Foundation endowment fund created in honor of John Gardner

John GardnerPULLMAN, Wash. – In a gesture of support and admiration for John Gardner, who recently announced he is stepping down as vice president for Advancement and CEO of the WSU Foundation, more than $50,000 has been collectively pledged by volunteers, staff, and foundation leaders to create an endowment fund in the name of Gardner and his wife Julie. » More …

New assistant professor finds male colleagues welcoming

Creation of a Council for the Advancement of Women is perhaps the most recent example of WSU’s commitment to expanding opportunities for women. And Sanja Roje, new assistant professor in the Institute of Biological Chemistry (IBC), is among the most recent faculty additions to help the university meet that commitment, in particular in the physical sciences disciplines. “Since my arrival in August 2003, my experience has been very positive,” Roje said. The plant physiology graduate program, of which she is a member, consists of six women and 19 men faculty. That’s 24 percent women, just about in the middle of the 10 to 45 percent … » More …

Women’s Council Members Target Promotion Barriers

A Council for the Advancement of Women at WSU has been established by President V. Lane Rawlins.“The group will begin by analyzing barriers to the advancement of women to department chair, full professor, senior administrative and professional posts, and to positions in the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering,” Rawlins said. According to statistics nationwide, those are areas where, despite the gains they’ve made in academe, women are significantly outnumbered by men. “I don’t know whether women who aim to be promoted in the faculty ranks or to win an administrative post feel that there is a ‘glass ceiling’ here at WSU,” said council chair Barbara … » More …

Nursing names new director of advancement

The Intercollegiate College of Nursing/Washington State University College of Nursing has named Deborah J. Haberman to Director of College Advancement. The announcement was made by Dean Dorothy Detlor.”We are pleased to have Debbie leading our advancement efforts during a crucial time for the nursing profession,” said Detlor. “Her wealth of development, education, research and service experience, combined with her familiarity of the WSU system will serve our college well as we address the present challenges of a growing nursing shortage and the economic unrest of many health care organizations.”Haberman comes to the college of Nursing from Washington State University Spokane where she served as the … » More …