Puckett named senior VP

PULLMAN – Richard J. (Jeff) Puckett has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for the WSU Foundation, effective Sept. 15. He will be responsible for managing, developing and enhancing the internal operations, processes, and infrastructure of the WSU Foundation to ensure outstanding service to all college and unit personnel involved in development […]

Govenor talks small business with SBDC

LONGVIEW, Wash. – Susan Hoosier, Business Advisor with the Longview Small Business Development Center, had the opportunity to directly thank Gov. Gregoire for her administration’s support for the funding that helps provide business technical assistance to businesses located in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. Gov. Gregoire was recently in Longview to celebrate some of the opportunities […]

Director of development named for WSU Graduate School

Judith M. Minton has accepted the position of director of development for Washington State University’s Graduate School.  Minton will be the first person to hold this role for WSU which signifies the strategic importance of graduate education at WSU. Her office will be based at WSU West in downtown Seattle and will play a central role […]

Foundation president resigns; rejoins business faculty

PULLMAN — Len Jessup, who has served as president of the Washington State University Foundation and vice president for university development since May 2005, has announced that he will step down from that position and rejoin the faculty in the WSU College of Business. Jessup said the change will take effect following the spring foundation […]

WSU sponsors Wood Composites Symposium

Seattle, Wash.- Green construction, sustainable development, wood composite panels and squeezing the most out of fiber resources at biorefineries are among the topics featured at the 41st International Wood Composites Symposium March 26 – 28 at the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle. Engineers and scientists from around the globe are gathering […]

IT forum held March 12-13

The third annual Information Technology Forum for WSU technical support staff will be held March 12-13 in Todd Hall on the Pullman campus. Intended to provide professional development and networking opportunities, the forum is free for WSU employees. But attendees must register in advance ONLINE @ no later than 5 p.m. Monday, March 5. […]

Series helps faculty land and manage grants

The Faculty Development Series to help faculty with all aspects of successful proposal development and award management will begin Jan. 23. Sponsored by the Office of Research and coordinated by the Office of Grant and Research Development, the sessions include workshops, seminars and highlights from previous program participants. All sessions are in Neill 416. Space […]

Vancouver names director of campus development

VANCOUVER – Washington State University Vancouver has appointed Todd Olney as director of campus and regional development. As the director, Olney’s job primilarily will be involved with fundraising and related activities both for the WSU Vancouver campus and for the regional major gifts program of the WSU Foundation.  He comes to WSU Vancouver from the […]

300-mile telecommute supports research

From her home in Gig Harbor, Wash., Lynn Fister plays a dynamic role in helping WSU faculty and graduate students achieve their research goals.Fister, faculty support coordinator for the Office of Grant and Research Development, leads the OGRD Core 1 team. Among other things, the team coordinates with researchers to:• create proposals and find funding […]