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Literacy education professor wins early career award
September 7, 2016

By Kyla Emme, College of Education intern

sarah-newcomerRICHLAND, Wash. – Sarah Newcomer, an assistant professor of literacy education at Washington State University Tri-Cities, recently earned a national award for her work to increase opportunity and equity in education.

Report cites WSU minority enrollment, graduation rates
December 2, 2015

TheRisingTide-Featured-Image-600x776PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s progress in enrolling and helping to promote the academic success of underrepresented minority students was cited Wednesday in a national report issued by The Education Trust, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization focused on reducing achievement gaps.

Office trades in Lighty sparks open house
February 10, 2009

PULLMAN – Several offices in the Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity recently traded spaces and will host an open house from 2-4 p.m.,  Tuesday, February 17. 


Appetizers will be served in Lighty 180 and dessert in Lighty 260 during the open house.


The following have traded spaces:


– Center for Advising and Career Development – Lighty 180
– Student Conduct – Lighty 260
– New Student Program – Lighty 260
– Communications Office – Lighty 260


Visit other offices located in Lighty 260:


– Student Support Services
– College Assistance Migrant Program
– Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program

Reorganization spurs new name and planning
June 1, 2007

Michael J. Tate’s start to summer has been anything but relaxing since new WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced last week that the Division of Student Affairs would join the Office of Equity and Diversity to forge a new administrative area.Tate, vice president for Equity and Diversity, will assumed leadership of both areas on June 1. Since the announcement, he has been meeting with numerous staff and becoming familiar with the services they provide. “I have been having great fun talking with the leaders in Student Affairs and I’m so excited about what they bring to the table in terms of providing excellent service to our … » More …

Tate to take on additional role as vp of Student Affairs
May 23, 2007

PULLMAN – Michael J. Tate, who has served as vice president for the Office of Equity and Diverity at Washington State University since September 2004, now will also serve as vice president for Student Affairs for the university. In making the announcement, WSU President Elson S. Floyd said the positions are complementary ones and that Tate’s experience as an administrator who has worked on issues of retention, achievement and student success makes him the right choice for the job.“I am pleased that Dr. Tate has agreed to take on this additional role. I believe this joint assignment will help us, as an institution, collaborate effectively on … » More …

Workshop aims to improve diversity recruitment
September 28, 2006

PULLMAN – Raúl Sánchez, director of the Center for Human Rights (CHR) at Washington State University, said he is often asked to provide people with the tools necessary to diversify their workplace. While most WSU leaders want to increase diversity among their faculty and staff ranks, many do not know how to do it effectively.In cooperation with the Offices of the Provost and Vice President for Equity and Diversity, the CHR is bringing special consultants to campus to assist in the educational process. WSU administrators, deans and directors are invited to attend a workshop conducted by DiversityWorks, Inc., a consulting firm based in Champaign, Ill. … » More …

GLBA Center changes name
January 27, 2006

PULLMAN — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Allies Program at Washington State University has changed its name. The program, with offices located in the basement of the Compton Union Building, is now called the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center.Director Heidi Stanton said that, as a way to ensure the new name stays current for many more years, it was best to choose one that defines the center in broad terms rather than mentioning specific groups. “Our new name is welcoming and inclusive for all members of our community,” she said.The center opened in 1994 to provide support and resources for faculty, staff and … » More …