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Tri-Cities names enrollment, student services leader
February 4, 2014

By Melissa O’Neil Perdue, WSU Tri-Cities

Chris-Meiers-2013--80RICHLAND, Wash. – Chris Meiers has joined Washington State University Tri-Cities as vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services.

New WSU enrollment counselor assigned to Puget Sound region
September 9, 2013

Aubree Pham, WSU Enrollment Counseling


PULLMAN, WASH. – Aubree Pham has been named an assistant director of enrollment counseling at Washington State University.

Pham will be based out of Everett and her area of focus will be northwestern Washington including Bellingham, Everett and Mountlake Terrace. She also will make visits to community colleges such as Skagit Valley Community College, Edmonds Community College and Cascadia.

Prior to accepting her position at WSU, Pham served as a financial aid counselor at Seattle University, a financial aid coordinator at ITT Technical Institute, a financial services representative for Cascade Bank, … » More …

WSU Class of 2013-14 is large, diverse
August 29, 2013

Fall semester classes are now underway on Washington State University campuses throughout the state. It is great to see both new and returning students making their way around campus again!

While we don’t have official numbers yet, we are on track to have another large freshman class this year, nearly 4,000 again, which would be the third largest in the history of the university.

The nature of our student body is changing as well as the numbers. For example, the number of transfer students is up, and … we have made dramatic progress in diversifying the WSU student body. This semester, a full third of our … » More …

Reorganization increases efficiency, collaboration
August 29, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment is reorganizing several key units to increase efficiency and internal collaboration to better serve students.

FraireVice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment John Fraire has been working with the units for several months getting ready for the transition and believes staff members will find the restructuring beneficial.

“These changes create a very solid organizational structure that aligns departments with similar focuses in a way that allows them to work more closely together,” he said.

As a result of reorganization:

* University Recreation (UREC) will move from under … » More …

Enjoying leading in the midst of seismic flux
March 10, 2011



PULLMAN – John Fraire’s world is in seismic flux – restructuring of his division, doctoral thesis deadlines, changing student demographics, enrollment growth expectations and, like everyone else, budget cuts. But despite the demanding challenge, he’s enjoying it.


Seven months ago, WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced a major reorganization of the university’s management structure to help reduce costs and deal with ongoing cuts in state funding. The plan eliminated three vice president positions and consolidated five administrative divisions into two. For most employees that was an alteration in the org chart, a change in view from … » More …

WSU shows enrollment strength for spring semester
January 29, 2010

PULLMAN – WSU continues to attract strong enrollments, reporting a record spring semester number of 24,340 students on its four campuses.


The official spring figures, based on enrollments on the tenth day of classes of the semester, show an increase of 530 students or 2.2 percent over spring 2009 numbers.

The university’s fastest-growing campus continues to be WSU Tri-Cities, which enrolled 1,508 students, an increase of 160 or 11.9 percent from last spring. Enrollment at WSU Vancouver is 2,892, up 105 students or 3.8 percent over spring 2009.

The Pullman and Spokane campuses, which are considered one campus for state enrollment reporting … » More …

WSU reports another record enrollment year
September 11, 2009



PULLMAN – WSU showed a strong increase in both overall enrollment and diversity in the 10th day enrollment numbers released Friday, Sept. 11.

The number of students enrolled in classes at WSU’s four campuses is 25,965, 830 more students or an increase of 3.3 percent from the previous record set in fall 2008. The university’s fastest-growing campus is WSU Tri-Cities, where enrollment is up by 133 students, or 9.7 percent. WSU Vancouver also showed a significant increase of 157 students, up 5.6 percent. The Pullman and Spokane campuses, which are considered one campus for state reporting … » More …

Graduate numbers increase
September 22, 2008

WSU graduate student numbers continue to climb for fall 2008. Tenth-day enrollment figures show 3,396 graduate students — up from 3,330 in fall 2007.


Enrollments showed the most growth on the Pullman (up 26) and Spokane (up 34) campuses while WSU Tri-Cities dropped by nearly 40 students. WSU Vancouver increased by 4.


“Over many years the Graduate School has focused on increasing enrollment, and this is a radical improvement,” said Dean Howard Grimes. “We are showing a 19 percent increase in total domestic (U.S.) applications since 2007 — with enrollment up by 66 students. Over the past five years, applications have increased two-fold.” … » More …

WSU reports spring enrollment growth
January 28, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU reports enrollment growth at all four of its campuses this spring — a total spring semester enrollment of 22,741 students, up 4.8 percent from last spring.

The growth is driven by this fall’s influx of freshmen students — the largest freshman class in the history of the Pullman campus, the second year of freshmen at WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities’ first freshman class. All four WSU campuses exceeded their enrollment targets funded by the state.

As a result of the rising number of full-time students, particularly at the Vancouver and Tri-Cities campuses, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students shows … » More …

Supplemental budget request itemized
October 2, 2007

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents.

Operating Budget

• Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000
The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, civil service and other employees to be excluded from or miscalculated by the new OFM salary model and subsequently  underfunded. The total cost of these increases is $1,388,000.   Several of the miscalculations were identified during the legislative session and discussed at that time with legislative and OFM … » More …