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Four finalists for WSU Tri-Cities chancellorship named
November 17, 2017

By John Sutherland, University Communications

RICHLAND, Wash. – Four finalists for the WSU Tri-Cities chancellorship have been announced and will visit the Tri-Cities and Pullman campuses Nov. 27-December 5.

Calvert named WSU vp for advancement, foundation CEO
October 4, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Lisa Calvert, a development and fundraising expert with more than 30 years of experience, has been named vice president for advancement at Washington State University and CEO of the WSU Foundation. She will start at WSU on Oct. 25.

Veteran faculty members join WSU provost’s office
August 29, 2013



PULLMAN, Wash. – Long-time Professors Erica Austin and Jerman Rose are the newest additions to the Washington State University provost’s office, as a result of recent appointments by Interim Provost Dan Bernardo.

“Both Dr. Austin and Dr. Rose are leaders within their fields of expertise nationally, their colleges and the university,” Bernardo said. “In addition, they are respected faculty leaders with significant administrative experience. Bringing those skills to bear will help us progress toward our goals in the provost’s office.”

The provost’s office underwent major changes last spring … » More …

WSU Vancouver names vice chancellor for academic affairs
July 16, 2013


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Renny Christopher has accepted the position of vice chancellor for academic affairs at Washington State University Vancouver. She will take her post on Aug. 5.

Christopher most recently served as associate provost at California State University, Channel Islands.

The vice chancellor for academic affairs is WSU Vancouver’s chief academic officer.

Christopher will be responsible for academic development, coordination of academic programs, advancing campus diversity efforts, and development of infrastructure to support the growth of quality research and teaching.

“Renny’s experience as a part of a branch campus system will serve us well, she is … » More …

Public forum set for 11 a.m. Monday in CUB ballroom
August 13, 2010

WSU President Elson S. Floyd has scheduled a public forum for Monday at 11 a.m. in the Compton Union Building Senior Ballroom to answer questions and hear comments related to an administrative reorganization that was announced on Friday.


President Floyd’s memorandum to the university community can be found here.

The university’s new organizational chart can be found here.


For those who cannot attend the public forum in person, you can view the live video stream at


The following group viewing locations have been reserved for our branch campus and WSU West colleagues:
• Spokane … » More …

Leaders trained to manage in Cougar Country
August 6, 2010




PULLMAN – The fifth annual Managing in Cougar Country conference, held Thursday, Aug. 5, in Smith CUE 203, drew 126 managers and supervisors universitywide to the training event.


The event offered employees a variety of workshops focusing on the theme “Vision and Collaboration in the WSU Community.” 


The conference is sponsored by WSU Human Resource Services.


Session speakers and topics included:

Larry James, associate executive vice president, talking about “Vision and Collaboration at WSU”

Lisa Neal and Suzette Yaezenko, both from the WSU Human Resources office, on “Faculty Recruitment”
Kristine Kuhn, associate professor of management and operations, on “Managing with … » More …

Teachers join administrators for ‘educational boot camp’
July 20, 2010


Summer Institute participants (front to back) Brianne Tuura, Jennifer Brown, Degen Bushman, and Cynthia Townsend. Photo by Julie Titone, College of Education



PULLMAN – Veteran high school teacher Matt Coulter has no desire to sit behind a principal’s or superintendent’s desk. 


Instead, the career possibilities that spark his ambition ignition include mentoring teachers, developing curriculum, and instructing college classes.


So the Olympia resident came to Pullman for two weeks this month to meet with 50 other professionals working on education doctoral (Ed.D.) degrees at WSU’s College of Education’s annual Summer Institute.  For the … » More …

Three science dean candidates to visit in August
July 15, 2010

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.


Fisher … » More …

Haarsager elected NPR chairperson
November 8, 2007

PULLMAN – Dennis L. Haarsager, general manager of Northwest Public Radio, today was elected to a one-year term as chair of the National Public Radio Board of Directors. Haarsager has been a member of the NPR board since November, 2005.

NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations, including Northwest Public Radio. It is governed by a 17-member … » More …

Floyd moves toward completing leadership team
July 12, 2007

PULLMAN — President Elson S. Floyd has moved toward completing his leadership team, naming two new administrators — a vice president for information services and a vice president for enrollment management.

Viji Murali (Mer-ahl-e), who has served as vice president for information technology and chief information officer for Western Michigan University since 1999, will assume the role of vice president for information services and chief information officer at WSU. John Fraire, currently the associate vice president for enrollment management at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., is WSU’s new vice president for enrollment management.

Floyd said his only remaining top-level appointment will be for the position … » More …