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Nursing dean plans return to science, teaching

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing SPOKANE, Wash. – Patricia Butterfield, dean of Washington State University’s College of Nursing, announced today that she will return to a faculty role in April 2015. She directs nursing education at WSU’s campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, Tri-Cities and Yakima. 

Walker to head Western Regional Honors Council

Libby Walker, dean of Honors College PULLMAN – Libby Walker, dean of the WSU Honors College, has been named the new president of the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC).   A professional organization of faculty, administrators, and students dedicated to the promotion and advancement of undergraduate honors education, WRHC is comprised of 126 member institutions […]

Whitney to serveas interim dean

PULLMAN – Paul Whitney, associate dean and professor of psychology with the WSU College of Liberal Arts has accepted the post of interim dean of the college effective August 16. “I am very pleased that Dr. Whitney, an outstanding scholar and administrator, has accepted the challenge of leading the College of Liberal Arts,” said Robert […]

New dean this summer

Reflecting a trend among research universities, the next head of WSU Libraries will have the title “dean” rather than “director.” “The WSU Libraries’ director has long been a member of both the College of Deans and the university cabinet and functions as a dean, but the old title had not been changed,” said Cynthia Kaag, […]