Boeing president named as regent

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire announced on Monday, Sept. 10, the appointment of Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer Scott Carson of Federal Way to the WSU Board of Regents. “Scott Carson has a deep interest in education issues and WSU has been an important part of his life ever since he graduated as a Cougar […]

Governor proposes sweeping redesign of state education

Gov. Christine Gregoire on Monday, Nov. 13, announced a plan authored by the Washington Learns committee to dramatically redesign and reorganize the state’s education system — including K-12 and higher education. Gregoire, who chaired the Washington Learns committee over the past 18 months, described this as a “bold plan to redesign and re-invest in education during the next decade,” a […]

Governor’s budget endorses Life Sciences Building

Gov. Christine Gregoire presented her proposed 2006-07 supplemental budget package on Dec. 20, including a recommendation that Washington State University be given authority to issue bonds to build its $63 million Life Sciences building on the Pullman campus. The bonds would be paid for through proceeds from the university’s Land Grant fund. Gregoire noted in […]

Gregoire’s proposed budget offers support to WSU

Gov. Christine Gregoire announced her proposed biennial budget on March 21, providing expanded support for Washington State University and the state’s higher education system. Major items that received funding included:* 830 new full-time students for the Washington State University system (including 400 for WSU Vancouver)* 3.2 percent salary increases for most employees starting July 2005, […]

University’s energy savings warm governor Locke’s heart

Washington State University recently was awarded a 2004 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Management from the office of outgoing Washington Gov. Gary Locke. The award, presented during the Jan. 28 WSU Regents meeting, is a recognition of a number of energy-efficiency improvements and environmental achievements made universitywide. Among the improvements cited by the award […]

Governor’s proposed budget offers some protection

Washington State University and the University of Washington are praising salary increases and protection from cuts in Gov. Gary Locke’s 2005-2007 budget proposal, but they say his plan falls far short of addressing issues critical to the future of higher education in the state.“Notably, the governor’s budget included no budget reductions for higher education,” said Karl […]

Gov. Locke to visit Pullman Oct. 28

Gov. Gary Locke will visit the Washington State University campus in Pullman Thursday (Oct. 28) to honor the 2004-2005 Washington Promise Scholarship recipients.The program will run from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Lewis Alumni Centre. Charlene Jaeger, WSU’s vice president for student affairs, and student regent Brady Horenstein will represent the university. Jim Sulton, […]

Gov. Locke Addresses WSU Graduates

PULLMAN, Wash, — Gov. Gary Locke told Washington State University graduates of his family’s educational journey and urged them to fulfill the promise of their own education during the university’s 108th spring commencement ceremony May 8 at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on the Pullman campus. “As I look out on this wonderful sea of […]

Bargaining units and university plan negotiations

The push for civil service reform will be kicking into high gear in an effort to meet a state deadline requiring that general government agencies and the public universities provide completed collective bargaining agreements, ready for presentation to the Governor’s office by October 2004. At Washington State University, the three unions that represent bargaining units […]

Gov. Locke releases supplemental budget

Gov. Gary Locke proposed a supplemental state budget Thursday, Dec. 18, designed to boost Washington’s economy by investing in state colleges and universities. WSU’s Director of Planning and Budgeting Karl Boehmke said that if the proposal were approved, it “could mark the best supplemental budget in many years.” Locke said his proposed $192.7 million general […]