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Funds sought for biosci building, tech transfer, more

Washington State University’s 2006 supplemental budget request got a boost when Gov. Christine Gregoire endorsed the highest priority — authority to use the state’s Certificates of Participation (COP) process to fund construction of a $63 million biotechnology/life sciences building, the second in a planned biosciences complex. The COPs will be repaid with revenue earned on […]

Cook appointed trustee for state life-science fund

Governor Christine Gregoire appointed James Cook, former dean of CAHNRS, a trustee for the state’s new Life Sciences Discovery Fund, a world-class research and development fund for agriculture, biomedical and information technology. The project will use bonus money Gregoire earned the state by negotiating a multibillion-dollar settlement with the tobacco industry. The governor said the […]

New university regent named by governor

Laura Jennings, a Seattle-area business consultant, has been appointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire, as the newest member to the Washington State University Board of Regents. Jennings currently consults for start-up companies in the Seattle area. Jennings spent 12 years as an executive at Microsoft Corporation, serving as vice president of Worldwide Strategic Planning, vice president […]

Gregoire signs law; Vancouver gets freshmen

Gov. Christine Gregoire signed into law a historic measure on May 4 calling for the creation of four-year campuses at Washington State University Vancouver and the University of Washington Tacoma. WSU Tri-Cities also made some gains. It was granted a four-year degree in biotechnology and also may offer undergraduate courses that are not available at the community […]

Six university presidents say Senate budget falls short

(Based on a press release from the Council of Presidents)The presidents of six Washington public universities and colleges, having reviewed the recently proposed Senate budget, said Tuesday, March 29, that they preferred Gov. Gregoire’s budget. The Council of Presidents, in a press release, stated that they “appreciate that state Senate budget writers proposed a fiscal plan […]

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, […]

Gregoire seeks $350 million for biomedical research fund

Gov. Christine Gregoire, in her first major initiative to boost Washington’s economy, is pushing to create a $350 million Life Sciences Discovery Fund to bankroll biomedical research in the state, according to a Jan. 2 article in the Seattle Times, by Luke Timmerman. For the full article, go to http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002167797_lifesciences02.html.