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, […]

Butterfield named new dean of College of Nursing

PULLMAN – Patricia G. Butterfield has been named as the new dean of the Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing. She will begin her duties on July 1. “I am pleased that we have attracted a very talented and experienced nurse educator and administrator to lead the College of Nursing,” said Robert Bates, WSU […]

Photos by Dorothy

College of Nursing Dean Dorothy Detlor has done photography for years, but her first show is on display at the college in Spokane through mid-May. Detlor plans to pursue her passion for photography more intensely after her retirement on Sept. 1. Her show at the college in Spokane includes scenes taken in various parts of […]

WSU Dean of Sciences wins top research award

The Society for the Study of Reproduction announced today that WSU Dean of Sciences Michael Griswold is the winner of their 2006 top research award.  The SSR Research Award is given annually to a member of the Society for outstanding research published in the last six years. Griswold, a faculty member in the School of […]

Candis Claiborn named dean of Engineering and Architecture

Candis Claiborn, who has been serving as the interim dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture since Aug. 16, 2005, today accepted an offer to become the permanent dean effective today, March 1. Provost and Executive Vice President Robert Bates described Claiborn as an “outstanding researcher and teacher.” “With Dr. Claiborn’s demonstrated leadership and […]

Detlor announces retirement as dean of College of Nursing

Dorothy Detlor, who has served as dean of the Washington State Intercollegiate College of Nursing for more than eight years, has announced that she will retire from that position on Sept. 1, 2006.“Dr. Detlor has served the university well in her leadership role,” said Provost Robert C. Bates. “She is a leader in nursing and […]

Engineering and Architecture names dean finalists

PULLMAN – Three finalists have been named and invited to visit campus in January in the search to succeed Anjon Bose as dean of the Washington State University College of Engineering and Architecture. Selected by a search committee of the WSU Office of the Provost, the three finalists are Jinglu Tan, interim chair for the […]

Realignment v. reshaping: Liberal Arts tests theory

With effective positioning for the future as the goal, and acting on recommendations from the provost’s realignment committee, Erich Lear, dean, College of Liberal Arts, is experimenting with changes in the organization of the college. A discussion about realignment began on the university level nearly a year ago when a small committee, jointly led by […]

Cook appointed trustee for state life-science fund

Governor Christine Gregoire appointed James Cook, former dean of CAHNRS, a trustee for the state’s new Life Sciences Discovery Fund, a world-class research and development fund for agriculture, biomedical and information technology. The project will use bonus money Gregoire earned the state by negotiating a multibillion-dollar settlement with the tobacco industry. The governor said the […]

Dean posts vacant no longer

Business and Economics • Eric Spangenberg is dean of the College of Business and Economics, and David Whidbee, associate professor of finance, is associate dean for faculty affairs and research in the college. Spangenberg had served as associate dean for faculty affairs and research since 2002 and, most recently, as senior associate dean of the […]