Bill tightens rules on hiring, wages, travel

Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a legislative bill last week, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5460, that reinforces and tightens spending policies, including hiring, personal services contracts, equipment purchases, out-of-state travel and wage increases.   The bill affects all state agencies, including higher education. WSU administrators are working with other higher education institutions and the state Office […]

Niva Reappointed to WSU Board of Regents

PULLMAN – Connie Niva of Everett has been reappointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to the Board of Regents of WSU. Niva’s appointment runs through Sept. 30, 2014. “Connie has been an outstanding contributor to the board. Her insight and experience will be particularly valuable to us all as we deal with the impact of the […]

Psychology clinic offers new services for veterans

PULLMAN – First Gentleman Mike Gregoire will visit the WSU Pullman campus Friday, Oct. 19 to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Psychology Clinics new “Services for Veterans and Families” program. The clinic has been contracted by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs to offer services to veterans and their family members at […]

WSU selects Gov. Gregoire as Woman of the Year

PULLMAN -When Washington State University set about selecting a woman to receive its Woman of the Year Award, it went right to the top—the top of Washington State government, that is. Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire will be in Pullman, March 28, to receive the university’s Woman of the Year Award during a recognition luncheon in […]

Cochran named to WSU Board of Regents

PULLMAN– Harold Cochran of Prescott has been named to the Washington State University Board of Regents by Gov. Christine Gregoire. Cochran, 58, is a wheat rancher on a 5,500-acre family farm near Prescott. He replaces Chris Marr of Spokane, who left the board following his election in November to the Washington State Senate. “It’s a […]

Tuition cap welcomed with global challenge target

Gov. Chris Gregoire in her January State of the State address proposed a tuition cap for WSU and the University of Washington of 7 percent per year. She also proposed a 5 percent per year cap for other four-year state universities and a tuition freeze at the community colleges for the next two years. WSU […]

Presidents coauthor editorial endorsing gov’s position

The Council of Presidents, whose members are the presidents of Washington’s six public universities and college, enthusiastically endorses the governor’s vision and pledges to work with her and legislators to develop and implement strategies to achieve it. For the full story see To hear audio interview go to:

Gregoire wants tuition cap and 8,300 more students

Gov. Chris Gregoire gave her annual State of the State address on Jan. 9, including a call to cap college and university tuition, increase enrollment by 8,300 students and increase heath care training at WSU Spokane. For a complete transcript click on the following link to at For additional news coverage go to: […]

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 […]

Professor appointed to education policy board

VANCOUVER – June Canty, professor and director of Education Programs at Washington State University Vancouver, has been appointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire to the 21-member Professional Educator Standards Board. The board’s mission is to bring greater focus and attention to certified education professions. They are the policy and rule-making board for all matters related to […]