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Jan. 18-23: MLK service projects, forum on activism
January 14, 2014

MLK-stamp-120PULLMAN, Wash. – Students, employees and community members are invited to serve and learn during Martin Luther King, Jr. events hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement at Washington State University.

Regents hear report on budget, tuition
April 29, 2009

The Board of Regents heard reports on the recently passed state higher education budget and the university’s upcoming budget-reduction plan at a special meeting held Wednesday.

The Washington Legislature has approved a biennial budget that includes a net reduction of $54.16 million, or 10.38 percent, in WSU’s state allocation for the biennium. It is built on the assumption of a 14 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition in each of the two years. As a result, for the 2009-2010 academic year, resident undergraduate tuition would increase $870, from $6,218 to $7,088.

President Elson S. Floyd briefed the board on the process that the university has followed … » More …

Boehmke retires,King named interim
December 4, 2007

Joan King has been named interim executive director of planning and budget for WSU, succeeding Karl Boehmke, who will retire Jan. 1 after 32 years with the university.

Boehmke has served as executive director since 1999. From 1975 to 1986, he worked in the College of Business and Economics, first as administrative assistant to the dean and then as college finance officer.  In 1986, he moved to the budget office.

King is a Clarkston, Wash., native and a 1984 graduate of the University of Idaho in computer science.  She also has an MBA from the University of Dallas in management information systems.

She came to … » More …

Boehmke to retire, King named Interim Director
November 30, 2007

PULLMAN – Joan King has been named interim executive director of planning and budget for WSU, succeeding Karl Boehmke, who will retire from the executive director position on Jan. 1 after 32 years with the university.

Boehmke has served as executive director since 1999. From 1975 to 1986, Boehmke worked in the College of Business and Economics, first as administrative assistant to the dean and then as college finance officer. In 1986, he moved to the budget office.

“I feel extremely … » More …

Employee’s community spirit rules at Renaissance Fair
April 27, 2007

Photo: Dan Maher and Annie Hubble decked out as Renaissance Fair royalty. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services).

Dan Maher will reign as king of the Moscow Renaissance Fair.

The title is temporary, since he will rule only May 5-6 during Moscow’s 34th annual celebration of spring. However, the honor is real because Maher, WSU’s coordinator of organizational and student development, was chosen by fair directors for his decades of service to the community.

“I was really floored; I really was,” Maher said. “I had no words. It was a wonderful honor.”

Complete with queen
By his side at the fair will … » More …

Karl Boehmke returning as budget, planning director
June 20, 2006

Karl Boehmke will resume his duties as executive director of budget and planning for Washington State University on Sept. 1, President V. Lane Rawlins has announced.Boehmke retired from the university on May 1. Having completed more than 30 years of full-time service at WSU, he had reached the highest level of retirement benefits possible under the PERS 1 retirement system.“I am pleased that Karl has agreed to return,” Rawlins said. “Our ability to direct resources to our highest priorities and strategic goals requires the expertise and leadership that Karl has provided.” At the time Boehmke retired, Rawlins said he hoped to reach an agreement with Boehmke … » More …

Budget chief Karl Boehmke retires May 1, after 30 years
May 1, 2006

Karl Boehmke, executive director of planning and budgeting for Washington State University, retired on May 1 after more than 30 years of service. Joan King, associate budget director, has been appointed interim budget director, President V. Lane Rawlins announced.Boehmke has been executive director of planning and budgeting since August 1999. He joined the university’s central budget office as assistant budget director in 1986 and became director in 1989.  He came to WSU’s College of Business in 1975 where he was administrative assistant to the dean and then finance and administrative officer from 1979 to 1986.Rawlins said he hopes to negotiate a future agreement with Boehmke … » More …