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Boehmke retires,King named interim
December 4, 2007

Joan King has been named interim executive director of planning and budget for WSU, succeeding Karl Boehmke, who will retire Jan. 1 after 32 years with the university.

Boehmke has served as executive director since 1999. From 1975 to 1986, he worked in the College of Business and Economics, first as administrative assistant to the dean and then as college finance officer.  In 1986, he moved to the budget office.

King is a Clarkston, Wash., native and a 1984 graduate of the University of Idaho in computer science.  She also has an MBA from the University of Dallas in management information systems.

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Boehmke honored at farewell reception
December 4, 2007

The WSU community is invited to attend a farewell reception in honor of Karl Boehmke, executive director of Planning and B udget, who is retiring after 32 years of service. The reception will be on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The reception will be held in the Lewis Alumni Centre Great Hall and a breif program will be presented during the reception. For more information, call Willemina Kardong at 335-6664.

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Boehmke to retire, King named Interim Director
November 30, 2007

PULLMAN – Joan King has been named interim executive director of planning and budget for WSU, succeeding Karl Boehmke, who will retire from the executive director position on Jan. 1 after 32 years with the university.

Boehmke has served as executive director since 1999. From 1975 to 1986, Boehmke worked in the College of Business and Economics, first as administrative assistant to the dean and then as college finance officer. In 1986, he moved to the budget office.

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WSU gets positive news in operating, capital budgets
April 24, 2007

Washington State University will receive a 17.9 percent increase in operating funding over the next two years and the largest biennial capital budget in its history as a result of budgets approved by the Legislature over the weekend.

“We are very pleased and grateful about the level of support that the governor and the Legislature have shown for higher education in general, and for WSU in particular,” said Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins. “We strongly argued that support for higher education is fundamental for Washington’s economic future. This budget gives us the tools that we need to move forward.”

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Proposed House capital budget earmarks $180.6M for WSU
March 20, 2007

The House Capital Budget Committee released its proposed 2007-2009 biennial budget on Monday, March 19, targeting $180.6 million to Washington State University — a record for the university. The budget closely parallels recommendations made in December by Gov. Chris Gregoire.  Both budget proposals would provide funding for WSU to complete the Pullman Life Sciences Building, extend the life of existing older structures, protect the lives of students and employees, provide for vital infrastructure and build a needed classroom building for the burgeoning Vancouver campus. In addition, the House budget would fund design of a Vancouver Applied Technology Classroom Building.Here are a few of the details.* Pullman … » More …

Tuition cap welcomed with global challenge target
February 2, 2007

Gov. Chris Gregoire in her January State of the State address proposed a tuition cap for WSU and the University of Washington of 7 percent per year. She also proposed a 5 percent per year cap for other four-year state universities and a tuition freeze at the community colleges for the next two years.WSU and the UW have embraced the proposal, which ties the cap on tuition increases to sustainable increases in state funding. The tuition plan is part of the governor’s 2007-09 budget proposal. Gregoire’s budget would fund the WWAMI program, expansion of the nursing program, increases in high-demand enrollment and initiatives in agriculture … » More …

Karl Boehmke returning as budget, planning director
June 20, 2006

Karl Boehmke will resume his duties as executive director of budget and planning for Washington State University on Sept. 1, President V. Lane Rawlins has announced.Boehmke retired from the university on May 1. Having completed more than 30 years of full-time service at WSU, he had reached the highest level of retirement benefits possible under the PERS 1 retirement system.“I am pleased that Karl has agreed to return,” Rawlins said. “Our ability to direct resources to our highest priorities and strategic goals requires the expertise and leadership that Karl has provided.” At the time Boehmke retired, Rawlins said he hoped to reach an agreement with Boehmke … » More …

Budget chief Karl Boehmke retires May 1, after 30 years
May 1, 2006

Karl Boehmke, executive director of planning and budgeting for Washington State University, retired on May 1 after more than 30 years of service. Joan King, associate budget director, has been appointed interim budget director, President V. Lane Rawlins announced.Boehmke has been executive director of planning and budgeting since August 1999. He joined the university’s central budget office as assistant budget director in 1986 and became director in 1989.  He came to WSU’s College of Business in 1975 where he was administrative assistant to the dean and then finance and administrative officer from 1979 to 1986.Rawlins said he hopes to negotiate a future agreement with Boehmke … » More …

House’s proposed operating budget friendlier
April 7, 2005

House Appropriations Committee chair Helen Sommers released her version of the operating budget on Wednesday, April 6. The House budget is much friendlier to higher education and Washington State University than the Senate budget. The House proposal would provide WSU with $19 million more funding than the Senate. It is also better than the budgets proposed by either Governor Locke or Governor Gregoire.Operating BudgetThe House budget has no budget cuts.  The Senate budget cuts WSU’s base budget by $2.1 million.  The House budget has no tuition offsets. The Senate budget would cut state funds by $14.6 million to offset half of the additional tuition students … » More …