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WSU selects Bruce Pinkleton as dean of Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Bruce Pinkleton

PULLMAN, Wash. – Bruce Pinkleton has been named dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University following a national search. » More …

WSU College of Medicine appoints four new administrators

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VerHeul, Schecter, Murray, Williams (l-r)

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane director of communications

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University recently added a communications director and three associate deans. » More …

Three science dean candidates to visit in August

PULLMAN – Three finalists for the position of dean of the WSU College of Science will be separately visiting the Pullman campus in August.


The three candidates are Ellen Fisher, professor and department chair of Chemistry at Colorado State University; Daryll DeWald, professor and department head of Biology at Utah State University; and Peter Dorhout vice provost for Graduate Affairs, assistant vice president for Research and professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University.


Numerous open sessions and interviews are slated with the candidates. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the open sessions, which will be announced through WSU Announcements.


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Priorities, budgets, mergers, updates

WSU may be going back to the future. It is considering merging the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences, 15 years after the original College of Sciences and Arts was split.


These discussions are occurring at the same time the university ponders refreshing its strategic plan and debates program priorities and budgets. And it’s no coincidence they converge as WSU’s new president Elson S. Floyd is hitting his stride.


“The president is here at an opportune time,” said Erich Lear, dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). “Many of these things have been discussed for the past three years. … » More …

New deans reflect on year

Last summer, six deans were appointed at WSU. Below are their answers to a few questions WSU Today posed about their first year:1. You’ve been in the dean’s position for about a year. In that time, has your perspective changed about the college or this position? * James P. Kehrer, College of Pharmacy: Yes. I was told that “no matter what they tell you, what they really want is someone to raise money.” That turns out to contain a lot of truth, but what they did not tell me is that the position is largely meetings. My perspective on the college, however, has not changed. … » More …