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Gov. Inslee reappoints Ted Baseler to WSU regents
November 21, 2014

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

Baseler-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Ted Baseler, Washington State University alumnus and a leader in the Washington wine industry for more than 25 years, has been reappointed to his second full term on the WSU Board of Regents. Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment, which runs through Sept. 30, 2020.

Wine business management major to begin
May 5, 2009

PULLMAN – WSU recently approved the addition of a wine business management major as part of the courses offered by the School of Hospitality Management in the College of Business. The new major will be offered to students beginning fall 2009.



“This new major is unique to hospitality programs in America. It is also highly interdisciplinary and draws on the many strengths at WSU,” said Dennis Reynolds, SHBM’s Ivar B. Haglund Endowed Chair. “We are excited to be able to offer the new program, which students can put to use in Washington’s own … » More …

WSU commencement ceremonies and speakers for Spring 2009
March 25, 2009

PULLMAN – More than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students are expected to participate in Washington State University’s 113th spring commencement, Saturday, May 9, at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.


Three ceremonies will be held.


Bob Watt

At 8 a.m. graduates from the College of Communication and the College of Liberal Arts will receive their degrees.  Bob Watt, vice chair and chair-elect of the Seattle Foundation board, chair of the White Center Making Connections Partners Group and vice chair of Thrive by Five, will be the featured speaker.


Watt retired as vice president of … » More …

Regent speaks at Power Breakfast; register by April 10
March 17, 2009

Spokane will host the next College of Business Power Breakfast, which will feature guest speaker Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and WSU regent. 

The breakfast will be 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Marie Antoinette ballroom of the Davenport Hotel. Tickets cost $25 and reservations are due by April 10 ONLINE


In its sixth year, the breakfast speaker series is intended  to inform, inspire and engage WSU alumni and regional business leaders on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.

Baseler began his career at Ste. Michelle in 1984 as director of marketing and … » More …

Murrow School honors distinguished alumni
December 6, 2007

Photo: Kathi Goertzen is an anchor at KOMO TV and a Murrow graduate.


PULLMAN – WSU communication graduates are inspiring a new generation of professionals to reach for their dreams and remember their roots.

That is just one reason Seattle television journalist Kathi Goertzen and Washington businessman Ted Baseler were inducted into the WSU Edward R. Murrow School of Communication Hall of Achievement last week.

In a special Nov. 30 ceremony in the Summit Room at KOMO Radio/TV, WSU president Elson Floyd presented crystals to Goertzen and Baseler in honor and recognition of their achievements and service throughout their distinguished careers. … » More …

Boeing president named as regent
September 11, 2007

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire announced on Monday, Sept. 10, the appointment of Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer Scott Carson of Federal Way to the WSU Board of Regents.

“Scott Carson has a deep interest in education issues and WSU has been an important part of his life ever since he graduated as a Cougar with his bachelor’s degree,” said Gregoire. “He will be a strong advocate for WSU and I am pleased to welcome him to the Board of Regents.”

“We are delighted by this appointment. Scott Carson is a long-time
supporter of this university and one of our nation’s outstanding business leaders. … » More …

Governor names wine industry leader to Board of Regents
February 13, 2006

Governor Chris Gregoire announced Friday the appointment of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates President and CEO, Ted Baseler, to the Board of Regents at Washington State University.“Ted Baseler’s strong commitment to education, his background in Washington agriculture and his support for ‘all things Cougar’ will make him an outstanding Regent,” said Governor Gregoire. “His dedication will help WSU continue to be a world class university.”“It is a great honor to accept this appointment,” Baseler said. “I look forward to helping the great team on the WSU Board of Regents continue to expand the horizons of the university.”Baseler joined Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 1984 as the … » More …