In just three years, WSU turned a $30 million annual operating deficit into a nearly $30 million surplus, helping to start replenishing depleted reserves as it deals with the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic.
The university received the cash benefit by refunding a portion of its existing bond debt and plans to set that money aside to deal with operational and financial impacts of the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic.
Staff Excellence Award
“I came to Capital Planning in 1986 and decided I would stay until I got bored. I never got bored.”
Vickie Chalmers, director of finance and administration for Capital Planning and Development (CPD) at WSU has had opportunities to leave CPD, but the work and the people continue to keep her at it.
“There’s a difference in the energy here,” said the 2007 President’s Employee Excellence Award recipient. “Everyone here moves at warp speed, but we still have a good sense of teamwork.”
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